This day in #History
October 12th

1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1850 – 1 st women ‘s medical school (Women ‘s
Medical College of Penns) , opens

1854 – Lincoln University founded as Ashmun
Institute

1860 – British & French troops capture

1871 – Pres Grant condemns Ku Klux Klan

1891 – Astronomical Society of France is
inaugurated

1892 – US Pledge of Allegiance 1 st recited in public schools during Columbus Day

1898 – Establishment of the first town council in
Mateur.

1899 – South Africa Boer Republic declares war on England

1901 – Theodore Roosevelt renames “Executive
Mansion,” “The White House ”

1957 – Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles
Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

1968 – Equatorial Guinea ( Spanish Guinea declares independence from Spain

1968 – Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1 st woman to light Olympic flame

1973 – Juan Peron elected president of Argentina

1976 – Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Tse -tung as
chairman of Communist Party

1999 – Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan
from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.

2012 – The United Nations Security Council
unanimously approves of an African -led force to
oust Islamist militants in northern Mali

2012 – The European Union wins the 2012 Nobel
Peace Prize, sparking a series of critical commentary

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1008 – Emperor Go- Ichijō of Japan ( d. 1036 )

1350 – Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscovy ( d.1389)

1490 – Bernardo Pisano , composer

1537 – Edward VI, Tudor , King of England (1547 -53
1865 – Arthur Harden, English chemist , Nobel Prize laureate (d . 1940)

1997 – Prince Boris of Bulgaria

FAMOUS DEATHS

632 – Edwin of Deira , King of Northumbria and
Bretwalda

1320 – Michael IX Paleologi, emperor of Byzantine (1295 -1320 ), dies

1990 – Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP,
murdered

1992 – Ulysses Guimaraes , Brazilian MP (chairman ), dies in accident

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