Today in History...
- The Prophet Muhammad begins his Hijra from Mecca to Medina (622);
- First Franciscan Mission established in what is now California (1769);
- Duwali (Chief Bowles), the eighty-year-old leader of a band of Cherokee and other affiliated tribes, is run down and killed by Texas Militia acting on orders of President Mirabeau Lamar, who despises the Cherokee as Sam Houston's "pet Indians" (1839);
- Trinity, the first successful detonation of an atomic bomb, occurs at Alamogordo, New Mexico (1945);
- Saddam Hussein becomes President of Iraq (1979)
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