Today in history …
by Robert Joseph Baker | 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.