On This Day In History………24th April

 

1184 BC

The City of Troy (Modern day Turkey), falls to the Greek Army today, ending The Trojan Wars.

1558

Mary, Queen of The Scots - married The French Dauphin, today. The marriage is seen by some as her way of amassing a suitable Military Force to one day, reclaim her "Hereditary Title" of Queen of England.

1800

US Congress passes an Act officially moving all seats of Federal Government into The District of Columbia. In honor of first President George Washington, they attach his last name to the District “Washington, D.C.”

1877

Russia declares War on The Ottoman Empire, today.

1967

American Forces in Vietnam, Commanding General William Westmoreland, declares in a News Conference today, that his set-backs in Country, are a result of American Pacifism back in The United States.