Britannica Reports This Day in History
On this day in 1947, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution (not implemented) calling for the partition of Palestine into two separate statesan Arab and a Jewish onethat would retain an economic union.
More Events on this day:
1963: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
1929: American pioneer aviator Richard E. Byrd flew over the South Pole.
1864: Colonel John M. Chivington led a controversial surprise attack, known as the Sand Creek Massacre, on a surrendered, partially disarmed Cheyenne Indian camp in southeastern Colorado Territory.
1850: Prussia and Austria signed the Punctation of Olmütz, an agreement regulating the two powers' relations.
1830: A Polish secret society of infantry cadets staged an uprising in Warsaw, beginning the November Insurrection.