This day in #history 1711
1831 – Ecuador and Venezuela were separatedm from Greater Colombia .
1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present- day Zambia- Zimbabwe.
1903 – Dahomey ( Benin ) becomes a French
1933 – United States recognizes Soviet Union , opens trade
1796 – Catherine the Great
[Catherine II ], Empress of Russia (1762 -96) , dies of a stroke at 67
1934 – Lyndon B Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor