Despite being outnumbered 16 to one, forces of the Old Swiss Confederacy proved victorious over the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Näfels, April 9, 1388. On this date in 1991, Georgia declared its independence from the Soviet Union. By: Redactor Good Friday Agreement 17th Amendment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website + one = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.