1899 – The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is signed during the Spanish-American War. This treaty was ratified by the United States Senate. In this treaty, Spain renounced all claims of sovereignty over Cuba and donated Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines to the US. This conflict would be the only one between the two countries.
1911 – Born in Tampico, Ronald Reagan. Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989 and became a very influential voice of modern conservatism. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975. He greatly influenced the overthrow of communist regimes.
1918 – Gustav Klimt dies at age 55 in Vienna. Klimt is an Austrian symbolic painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna “Self-Secret” movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches and other objects. Klimt’s main subject was the female body, and his works are marked by genuine eroticism. He is known as one of the most renowned painters in the world.
1958 – 8 Manchester United footballers, and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air tragedy. The Munich air crash happened when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed in its third attempt to take off from a wet runway at Munich Airport, West Germany. The Manchester United football team, nicknamed “Busby Babes,” was also on board.
1959 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile firing has been achieved. Titan was a United States expansive missile family used between 1959 and 2005. Titan I and Titan II were part of the U.S. Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile fleet until 1987.
1989 – Roundtable talks begin in Poland, marking the beginning of the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe. Talks at the Polish roundtable took place in Warsaw, Poland from February 6 to April 5, 1989. The government initiated discussions with banned Solidarność union and other opposition groups in an effort to stave off growing social unrest.
2000 – During the Second Russian-Chechen War, Russian military forces occupy Chechnya’s capital, Grozny. They forcibly exiled the government of this separatist province to Ikaria. During the Battle of Grozny, 500 Russian soldiers and over 1,000 Chechen rebels were killed. This would be one of the biggest battles of this conflict. But the fighting would continue for months to come.
2007 – Kadri Roshi passes away, he is considered as the legend of the Albanian scene and screen. He completed his higher studies in Prague in 1951 and began his career as an actor in the People’s Theater at the age of 21 being one of the creators of this theater. From that time until today he counts about 180 roles on stage and cinematography, which constitute a great artistic life, where the difficulties of a life of orphan, apprentice, cinema goalkeeper and up to the original actor with the portrait of the tribal man are intertwined. . He has been a brilliant actor and with an innate talent. In 1995 he was honored with the Career Award at the Artistic Film Festival, in 1997 with the Grand Prize of Honor. He is the “Honor of the Nation” since 1999. The name of Kadri Roshi, where he stands out as a colossus for Albanian film and theater, he left figures that will never be forgotten.