Today in History

1902 The magazine “L’Auto” announces the new Tour de France.
1915 The first German air raids on Great Britain inflict minor casualties.
1923 The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles.
1931 The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.
1937 Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes.
1945 The Red Army captures Lodz, Krakow, and Tarnow.
1947 The French open a drive on Hue, Indochina.
1949 The Chiang Government moves the capital of China to Canton.
1950 Communist Chinese leader Mao recognizes the Republic of Vietnam.
1968 Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.
1981 The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers.
1983 The New Catholic code expands women’s rights in the Church.