This day in #History 0311

This day in #history 0311


644 Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina.
1394 Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI
1468 Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy’s troops.
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
1527 Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
1529 London – 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament
1534 English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII church leader
1620 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
1629 Prince Frederik Hendrik festival in The Hague
1640 English Long Parliament forms
1716 Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Czar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I’s Polish kingdom
1752 Georg Friedrich Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation
1760 Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
1762 Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
1762 – Spain acquires Louisiana
1796 John Adams elected president of the United States of America
1812 Napoleonic armies defeated at Vyazma
1820 Cuenca Ecuador declares independence
1838 The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce

1903 Colombia grants independence to Panama

1918 – Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
1954 Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe

1960 – Ivory Coast adopts constitution

1978 – Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution



1933 – Amartya Sen, Santiniketan, Bengal, economist and Nobel Prize laureate (welfare economics and social choice theory
1952 – David Ho, Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher


361 Flavius Julius Constantius II, 1st Byzantine Emperor, dies at 44

1982 Edward H Carr, British historian, dies at 90

1970 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last king of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57

1994 – Richard Krautheimer, US art historian, dies at 97