The United Nations was created to prevent future wars. Unfortunately, since the time its charter was drafted in the Garden Room of San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel, there have been over 100 million casualties in nearly 150 wars worldwide.
Sam Houston defeated Santa Ana at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836, though a bullet shattered Houston's ankle. On OCTOBER 22, 1836, General Sam Houston was sworn in as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
Horatio Nelson is best remembered for winning one of the greatest naval battles in history, the Battle of Trafalgar, OCTOBER 21, 1805.
Herbert Hoover, who died OCTOBER 20, 1964, signed a joint-statement during World War II with the widows of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Taft, Harrison and Cleveland, which stated:"Menaced by collectivist trends, we must seek revival of our strength in the spiritual foundations which are the bedrock of our republic.
Altogether, 17,000 French and American troops surrounded Cornwallis and, on OCTOBER 19, 1781, he surrendered. On September 3, 1783, the Revolutionary War officially ended with the Treaty of Paris, signed by Ben Franklin, John Adams, John Jay and David Hartley:"In the name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity."
The only Pilgrim to have his portrait painted, Edward Winslow was born OCTOBER 18, 1595. After many hard years, at age 25, Edward Winslow departed with 102 Pilgrims to the New World.