People born today:
Events that happened today in history:
1453: The port of Bordeaux, France, finally surrenders to the forces of King Charles VII of France; the Hundred Years’ War ends this same year.
1781: The Siege of Yorktown—the last major battle of the Revolutionary War—ends as General Charles Cornwallis surrenders to American and French forces at Yorktown, Virginia.
1935: The League of Nations imposes economic sanctions against fascist Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.
1960: The U.S. Treasury Department declared a trade embargo, halting commerce with communist Cuba, in an attempt to oust revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.
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