On this day in history
585: A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw.
1805: Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned in Milan, Italy.
1830: Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western Prairie.
1859: The French army launches a flanking attack on the Austrian army in Northern France.
1871: The Paris commune is suppressed by troops from Versailles.
1900: Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa.
1940: Belgium surrenders to Germany.
1953: Melody, the first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiers.
1961: Amnesty International is founded.