the yalta conference was held in the country of russia in the city of yalta, hosted by the soviet union.
end of the war
on this day in 1917, president woodrow wilson asks congress to send u.s. troops into battle against germany in world war i. in his address to congress that day, wilson lamented it is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war. four days later, congress obliged and declared war on germany.
in february and march 1917, germany, embroiled in war with britain, france and russia, increased its attacks on neutral shipping in the atlantic and offered, in the form of the so-called zimmermann telegram, to mexico regain texas, new mexico and arizona if it would join germany in a war against the united states. the public outcry against germany buoyed president wilson in asking congress to abandon america’s neutrality to make the world safe for democracy
k'inich janaab' pacal assumed the throne of palenque at the age of 12, in 615 ce, and ruled successfully until his death at the age of 80.