AT A GLANCE

1834 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.

1874 Hawaii signs a treaty with the US granting exclusive trading rights.

1895 200 African Americans leave Savannah, Georgia for Liberia.

1900 Japan uses its influence over Korea to deny Russia’s efforts to obtain a naval station at Korean Port of Masampo, the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1922 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to six years imprisonment for disobedience.

1940 Benito Mussolini and Italy join Hitler in Germany’s war against France and Britain.

1989 In Egypt, a 4400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops.