This Mostly Peaceful Day in History
With the mostly peaceful George Floyd riots around the world, we thought we’d take a moment to appreciate other underrated mostly peaceful actions throughout history:
This Mostly Peaceful Day in History, June 8
452 – Attila the Hun arrives in Italy for a mostly peaceful invasion.
632 – Muhammad, the mostly peaceful founder of Islam dies.
793 – The Vikings conduct a mostly peaceful raid of the Northumbrian coast of England.
1861 – Tennessee votes to secede from the Union and join the mostly peaceful Confederacy.
1863 – Residents of Vicksburg flee into caves as General Ulysss S. Grant’s most peaceful Army begins shelling the town.
1965 – President Lyndon Johnson authorizes commanders in Vietnam to commit U.S. ground forces to mostly peaceful combat.
This Mostly Peaceful Day in History, June 9
1790 – A mostly peaceful civil war breaks out in Martinique.
1923 – Bulgaria’s government is overthrown by the military in a mostly peaceful coup.
1945 – Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declares that Japan will be mostly peaceful to the last man rather than accept unconditional surrender.
This Mostly Peaceful Day in History, June 10
1190 – Frederick Barbarossa drowns in a river while leading a mostly peaceful army of the Third Crusade.
1692 – Bridget Bishop is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, for witchcraft after a mostly peaceful trial.
1916 – Mecca, under control of the Turks, falls to the Arabs during the mostly peaceful Great Arab Revolt.
1940 – The Norwegian army capitulates to the mostly peaceful Germans.
1943 – The Allies begin bombing Germany around the clock, apart from the mostly peaceful breaks in between.
Reporter: Richie Richards