Search

History Bytez

Byte Sized bits of History

Category

Territory

1975 – India annexes Sikkim

16 May

India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favour of merging with India. Continue reading “1975 – India annexes Sikkim”

1885 – Battle of Cut Knife

2 May

Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.

Continue reading “1885 – Battle of Cut Knife”

1861 – The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand

19 March

The First Taranaki War was an armed conflict over land ownership and sovereignty that took place between Māori and the New Zealand Government in the Taranaki district of New Zealand’s North Island from March 1860 to March 1861. Continue reading “1861 – The First Taranaki War ends in New Zealand”

1988 – Johnson South Reef Skirmish

14 March

The Johnson South Reef Skirmish of 1988 was a naval battle that took place between Chinese and Vietnamese forces over Johnson South Reef in the Spratly Islands on this day. Continue reading “1988 – Johnson South Reef Skirmish”

1853 – Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico

30 December

The Gadsden Purchase is a 29,640-square-mile (76,800 km2) region of present-day southern Arizona and south western New Mexico that was purchased by the United States in a treaty signed on 30 December, 1853 by James Gadsden who was the American ambassador to Mexico at that time. It was then ratified, with changes, by the U.S. Senate on 25 April, 1854, and signed by 14th President Franklin Pierce, with final approval action taken by Mexico’s government and their General Congress or Congress of the Union on 8 June, 1854. The purchase was the last territorial acquisition in the contiguous United States to add a large area to the country. Continue reading “1853 – Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico”

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑