HISTORY TODAY

TVC E. Today is the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year 1801: Peace of Luneville between Austria and France marks virtual destruction of Holy Roman Empire. 1825: US House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes. 1909: Germany recognises France’s special interests in Morocco. 1941: German troops under Gen Erwin Rommel cross from Italy to North Africa in World War II. 1943: The World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the south-west Pacific ends with an American victory over Japanese forces. 1964: The Beatles make their first live American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. 1971: Earthquake near Los Angeles kills at least 64 people. 1989: One woman is shot and killed and six people are injured in violence during Jamaica’s election. 1990: Kenyan Foreign Minister Robert Ouko is found slain at his family farm before he was to have presented a report...