The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History
1858 The first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco began
1914 First trenches were dug on the Western Front
1917 Russia was proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky, the head of a provisional government.
1935 The Nuremberg Laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship and made the swastika the official symbol of Nazi Germany.
1940 The Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses on the Luftwaffe as the tide turned in the Battle of Britain during World War II.
1950 During the Korean War, United Nations forces landed at Inchon in the south and began their drive toward Seoul.
1978 Ali defeated Spinks to win world heavyweight championship
1997 The IRA-allied Sinn Fein party entered Northern Ireland’s peace talks for the first time.