Today in History: France declares war against Spain, earthquake in Japan, and more

Turning the pages of history, we came across Hawaii’s monarchy is overthrown, First meeting of the United Nations Security Council and more! Let's dive into today's history.

1595

 King Henry IV of France declares war against Spain.

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1893

Hawaii’s monarchy is overthrown.

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1917

 US purchases three of the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.

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1946

First meeting of the United Nations Security Council takes place.

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1995

Earthquake in Japan kills more than 6,000 people.

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