Ephemeris of August 31

Ephemeris of August 31

1980: The Polish authorities sign agreements with the Solidarnosc union, who led the strike at the Gdansk shipyards. This is the start of a process that will culminate in the fall of communism in Poland.

1907: By an agreement with the Russian Empire, the United Kingdom integrates the Franco-Russian alliance of 1893. This is the birth of the Triple Entente, which will face Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1914.

1801 : The Egyptian expeditionhe launched by the management board three years earlier, ended with the signing of an agreement to evacuate the French. A success for Bonaparte, the operation was a military failure.



Video: Astro-ephemeris-animation for August 2012 by Robert von Heeren