Britannica Reports This Day in History
China formally annexed Tibet as an autonomous region on this day in 1951, giving rise to a Tibetan independence movementled by the Dalai Lama, winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prizethat continued into the early 21st century.
More Events on this day:
1934 : Bonnie and Clyde, notorious American outlaws, were killed in a police shoot-out near Gibsland, Louisiana.
1915: Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary, entering World War I on the side of the Allies.
1706: Allied (Anglo-Dutch) forces led by the duke of Marlborough recorded a major victory over the French at the Battle of Ramillies, a turning point in the War of the Spanish Succession.
1618: The Defenestration of Prague occurred in response to religious persecution, helping set the stage for the Thirty Years' War.
1430: Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians near Compiègne, France.