This day in #history 1111
1811 – Cartagena Colombia declares independence
1836 – Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
1839 – The Virginia Military Institute is founded in
Lexington , Virginia .
1851 – Alvan Clark patents telescope
1918 – Poland declares independence
1937 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J
Davisson & GP Thomson
1961 – Stalingrad renamed Volgograd
1962 – Kuwait ‘s National Assembly ratifies the
Constitution of Kuwait .
1965 – Rhodesia proclaimed independence from
Britain by PM Ian Smith
1968 – Maldives ( in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic
2004 – Yasser Arafat is confirmed dead by the
Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified
causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the
PLO minutes later.
2004 – Yasser Arafat, co- founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75
1838 – Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwin’s marriage proposal (English Naturalist later author of Origin of the Species )
1860 – 1 st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentin