This day in #history 0111
1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel
in Vatican , Italy 1st exhibited
1800 – John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House
1814 – Congress of Vienna opens to re -draw the
European political map after the defeat of France, in
the Napoleonic Wars .
1894 – Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after
his father , Alexander III dies.
1922 – Ottoman Empire abolished
1950 – Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill Pres Harry Truman at Blair House
1954 – Algeria begins rebellion against French rule
1954 – General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba
1954 – India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale fires the
first shots of the Algerian War of Independence .
1956 – Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union
1956 – Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms
1956 – Indian states of Punjab , Patiala & PEPSU
merge as Punjab protection
1956 – Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from
1956 – Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley ,
Brattain & Bardeen
1956 – Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Laetamur
1956 – Formation of Kerala state in India.
1981 – Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from
Britain ( National Day )
1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile
company to produce cars in the United States with
the opening of their factory in Marysville , Ohio. The
Honda Accord is the first car produced there .
1990 – Last of Margaret Thatcher’s original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe
1990 – Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler
2012 – Google ‘s Gmail becomes the world ‘s most
popular email service
1979 – Mamie Eisenhower , First Lady of the United
States (b . 1896)
1996 – Maati Bouabid , PM of Morroco (1979 -83 ),