Today in History - February 1

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Tuesday, Feb 2 2016 by

(Betcha y’all thought I was dead or sumpin’)

1662 – The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.

Flag of Taiwan (StreetView)
Flag of Taiwan

1942 – Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.

Voice of America Headquarters (StreetView)
Voice of America Headquarters