Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This Day in History: October 19

-Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castille, a marriage that results in the unification of Aragon and Castille into a single country, Spain, 1469

-Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States, 1789

-The League of Nations places sanctions on fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia, 1935

-President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes, 1973

-Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops by  508 points

-Saddam Hussein goes on trial for crimes against humanity in Baghdad, 2005

-Holiday: Mother Teresa Day (Albania)

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