February 6 1989 – The Round Table Talks Begin in Warsaw, Poland

February 6 1989 – The Round Table Talks Begin in Warsaw, Poland5 (100%) 2 votes Four decades after the Soviet Union held questionable elections to create a Communist Polish nation, members of the political opposition gathered with government officials in Round Table Talks on February 6, 1989. Over the next two months, those seated in the Council of Ministers Office held discussions that would expose serious cracks in the Eastern Bloc and, ultimately, signal the destruction of the Soviet Union. During World War II, Polish territory first came under the control of the German military in 1939. As the Red Army pushed back to the west from 1942 on, Soviet […]

February 6 1819 – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore

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February 6 1819 – Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore5 (100%) 1 vote On February 6, 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles signed a treaty with the Sultan of Johor that allowed the British to set up a trading port in Singapore laying the foundation of the modern island nation. Currently, Singapore is one of the most important tourist destinations in Asia and is a growing center for fashion, media, industry, and finance. The earliest mentions of Singapore are found in ancient Chinese historical records from the third century, though its origins are still unclear. At the time the settlement was known as “Pu-luo-chung” roughly translated as the ‘island at the […]