Today in history …

by | January 31, 2015 5:27 am

Last Updated: January 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

1606 – Guy Fawkes is executed for plotting against Parliament and British King James in what is now called the Gunpowder Plot.
1865 – Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief of the Confederate Army.
1915 – Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimow against Russia.
1990 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in the Soviet Union, specifically in Moscow.

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