THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1712


This day in #history 1712
DECEMBER 17TH

546 – Gothic War ( 535 -554 ) : The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison.

1777 – France recognizes independence of English colonies in America

1790 – Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico
City

1807 – France issues the Milan Decree , which
confirms the Continental System .

1819 – Congress of Angostura establishes
Colombia’ s independence from Spain

1885 – France declares Madagascar a protectorate

1914 – Austrian troops beat Russians in Limanova
Poland

1914 – Great Britain declares Egypt a protectorate

1914 – Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish
authorities

1920 – British Empire receives League of Nations
mandate to Nauru

1920 – Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands

1920 – South Africa receives League of Nations
mandate over SW Africa

1922 – Last British troops leave Ireland Freestate

1923 – Greek king George II overthrown by army/
republic

1949 – Burma recognizes People ‘s Republic of China

1965 – British government proclaims ends oil- embargo against Rhodesia

1978 – Referendum approves new constitution of
Rwanda

1986 – Mrs Davina Thompson makse medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

1991 – Patrick Manning becomes premier of Trinidad & Tobago

1992 – Gen Suwa finds tooth of 4. 4 million year old Australopithecus ramidus

1999 – The United Nations General Assembly passes resolution 54/ 134 designating November 25 as the annual International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

2002 – Second Congo War : The Congolese parties of the Inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord which makes provision for transitional governance and legislative and presidential elections within two years.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1975 – Milla Jovovich, Kiev Ukraine , actress (Return toBlue Lagoon, Chaplin)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1830 – Simón Bolívar, South American revolutionary and president (Colombia ), dies at 47 in Santa Marta , Colombia

2011 – Kim Jong- il, supreme
leader of North Korea (DPRK ) 1994- 2011, dies of a suspected heart attack at 70

.FAMOUS WEDDING

1915 – Journalist and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini marries Rachele Guidi in Treviglio Lombardy

1994 – Queen of Pop Celine Dion ( 26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

2011 – Backstreet Boys member A . J . McLean (34 ) weds model Rochelle Karidis (30 ) in an outdoor wedding at Beverly Hills, California

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