This day in #history 0812
1863 – Abraham Lincoln ‘s Amnesty Proclamation
and plan for Reconstruction of South
1941 – US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II
1991 – Russia , Belorussia & Ukraine form
Commonwealth of Ind States
1991 – The Romanian Constitution is adopted in a
2002 – The Caribbean Community Heads of
Government meet with the Government of Cuba and declare the date to be “CARICOM -Cuba Day ” – To celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM ) and Cuba .
2004 – The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco,
Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.
2005 – Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes , is captured in the Playa de las Américas , Tenerife by the Spanish police .
2008 – Kirsty Williams elected as Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats . The first female leader of a political party in Wales .
65 BC – Horace, Venusia, Lucania, Roman Republian poet (Odes ), (d . 8 BC )
44 – Omar I, 2 nd kalief of Islam , murdered
1811 – Eliza Poe , English – born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe (b . 1787 )
1980 – John Lennon, shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40
1997 – Leon Poliakov, historian, dies at 87
2007 – Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough (34)
weds longtime girlfriend Leigh Boniello at St. James
Cathedral in Orlando , Florida