THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 0612


This day in #history 0612
DECEMBER 6TH

1534 – Quito , Ecuador , founded by Spanish

1849 – Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in
Maryland for the 2 nd and final time

1865 – 13 th Amendment of the United States
Constitution is ratified , abolishing slavery

1917 – Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day )

956 – Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for
political activities in S Africa

1977 – South Africa grants Botswana
independence

1978 – Spain adopts constitution

1988 – Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

FAMOUS DEATHS

1956 – Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India (b . 1891)

1961 – Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and
writer (b . 1925 )

.FAMOUS WEDDING

941 – King Leopold of Belgium marries Lilian Baels

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