On This Day In History

On This Day of History

1917 – World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.

1941 – 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania

1945 – US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines

1953 – Korean ferryboat “Chang Tyong-Ho” sank off Pusan killing 249

1959 – Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die

1962 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

2007 – Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.