Sunday, 5 February 2012

On this day Feb 5th: Asians barred from the U.S.

On this day February 5th:
1428-King Alfonso V, ordered Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons.
1788-Sir Robert Peel, founder of the Metropolitan Police was born in Bury, Lancashire.
1917-The Congress of the United States passed the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast-Asia.
1918-The steamship Tuscania, travelling as part of a British convoy and transporting over 2,000 American soldiers to Europe, was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland by German submarine U-77.
1922-Christiaan Rudolf De Wet, Boer General, and politician died aged 67 in Dewetsdorp, Orange Free State.
1923-Mass arrests of socialists and communists in Italy.
1943-Benito Mussolini removed Count Galeazzo Ciano, his son-in-law, from his position as head of Italy's Foreign Ministry and took over the position himself.
1958-A 7,600-pound Mark 15 hydrogen bomb was lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
1962-French President Charles De Gaulle called for Algeria to be granted independence, enraging millions of French Patriots.
1971-Apollo 14 Mission - Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell aboard Lunar Module Antares landed on the Moon at Fra Mauro formation.
1994-Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of the 1963 murder of the communist, so called civil rights leader, Medgar Evers in a Zionist kangaroo court. He was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He died in January 2001 aged 80.


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