THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1612


This day in #history 1612
DECEMBER 16TH

1598 – Seven Year War : Battle of Noryang Point – The final battle of the Seven Year War is fought between the Korean and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive Korean victory.

1617 – Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata ( Argentina )/Guaira (Paraguay )

1631 – Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6
villages & kills 4 ,000

1689 – English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution

1707 – Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in

1880 – Republic of South – Africa forms

1884 – Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II ‘s
Congo Free State

1900 – Boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape
colony

1901 – Boer general Kritzinger captured

1915 – Albert Einstein publishes his “General Theory of Relativity”

1971 – Bangladesh (East Pakistan ) declares
independence from Pakistan

1972 – Bangladesh Constitution goes into effect

1991 – Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan .

2012 – A gang rape of a woman on a bus in India
that resulted in her death leads to national and
international outrage

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS
1917 – Sir Arthur C . Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001 , 2010 ,

FAMOUS DEATHS

1976 – George , a goose that lived to 49 years 8
months, dies

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