THIS DAY IN #HISTORY1811


This day in #history 1811
NOVEMBER 18th

326 – Old St. Peter ‘s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16 th century . Replaced by current St Peter’ s Basilica in Rome .

794 – Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates
residence of Nara to Kioto

1494 – French king Charles VIII occupies Florence

1497 – Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope

1626 – St. Peter’ s Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica . Largest Christian basilica

1820 – Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt
Nathaniel B Palmer

1956 – Morocco gains independence

1992 – ” Malcolm X ” with Denzel Washington
premieres in US

1993 – Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1785 – David Wilkie , British artist ( d. 1841 )

1787 – Sojourner Truth [ Isabella Baumfree ],
Swartekill, New York , US abolitionist/ feminist

1835 – Americus Vespucius Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers) , died in 1904

FAMOUS DEATHS

1886 – Chester A Arthur , 21st pres (1881 – 85), dies in
NY at 56

1962 – Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom , Nobel 1922) , dies at 77

Famous Weddings

2006 – American film actor and producer Tom Cruise
(44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi
Castle in Bracciano, Italy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s