THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1312


This day in #history 1312
DECEMBER 13TH

1774 – 1 st incident of American Revolution – 400
attack Ft William and Mary , New Hampshire

1920 – League of nations establishes Intl Court of
Justice in The Hague

1973 – MPLA/ FNLA accord about combat against
Portuguese Libya

1974 – Malta becomes a republic

2002 – Enlargement of the European Union : The
European Union announces that Cyprus , the Czech Republic, Estonia , Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania , Malta , Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.

2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is
captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn ).

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1818 – Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln and First Lady (1861 -65)

1913 – Archie Moore, Benoit, Mississippi, light-
heavyweight boxing champ ( 1952- 60) , ( d. 1998

1990 – Pres De Klerk of S Afr meets with Mandela to talk of end of apartheid

1996 – Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary- General of the United Nations .

1967 – Jamie Foxx, comedian (In Living Color)

1989 – Taylor Swift, Reading, Pennsylvania, American singer/songwriter (Our Song)

FAMOUS DEATHS
1574 – Selam II Sari , the blonde, sultan of Turkey
(1566 -74) , dies at 50

1961 – Grandma Moses [Anna M ] , US painter, dies at 101

1983 – Mary Renault [ Challans], British author
(Funeral games) , dies at 78

FAMOUS WEDDING

1951 – Future British PM Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher

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