Today in History

  • 18 October, 2014
  • Editor

On this day in 1860, The Second Opium War ended at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin.

On this day in 1898, The United States took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain.

On this day in 1922, the BBC was founded under its original name, the British Broadcasting Company.

On this day in 1954, Texas Instruments announced the first transistor radio.


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