A Historical Day

(1815) Napoleon escapes Elba exile
1815 Having spent 300 days of exile on an island off the coast of Italy, Napoleon Bonaparte escapes. After future conquests fail he will again be exiled, but this time to the remote South Atlantic. .
(1929) Grand Teton National Park is created in Wyoming
Environmentalists have been trying to preserve the striking mountainous region around the Teton Range since the late 19th century, and today President Coolidge establishes Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Its total area will eventually expand to over 300,000 acres.. 1929
(1965) First troops from South Korea land in Vietnam
1965 South Korea sends its first troops to Saigon as part of US President Lyndon Johnson’s effort to build an international coalition of fighting forces in Vietnam. More than 300,000 South Koreans will serve in the war by 1973. .
(1993) Bomb explodes at World Trade Center
An immense explosion rocks the underground parking garage located between the twin towers of New York City’s World Trade Center. The blast will kill six and wound more than 1,000.. 1993