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

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