THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1212


This day in #history 1212
DECEMBER 12TH

1800 – Washington DC established as capital of US

1822 – Mexico officially recognized as an
independent nation by US

1911 – Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India .

1963 – Kenya (formerly British East Africa ) declares independence from UK

1979 – Rhodesia becomes independent nation of
Zimbabwe

1981 – Gambia & Senegal sign agreement to be
known as Senegambia in Feb 1982

FAMOUS DEATHS

1574 – Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b . 1524

FAMOUS WEDDING

2008 – Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger (57) weds
former model Dee Ocleppo in Greenwich, Connecticut

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