THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1812


This day in #history 1812
DECEMBER 18TH

1859 – South Carolina declared an ” independent
commonwealth”

1888 – Richard Wetherill and his brother in -law
discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde .

1890 – Lugards expedition to Mengo /Kampala ,
Uganda

1917 – Soviet regiment ( Stalin/ Lenin ) declares
Finland Independent

1945 – Uruguay joins UN

1956 – Israeli flag hoisted on Mount Sinai

1956 – Japan admitted to UN

958 – Niger gains autonomy within French
Community (National Day )

1960 – General Meeting of UN condemns apartheid

1961 – India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao & Diu

1966 – Saturn ‘s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.

1969 – Britain abolishes death penalty

1971 – People United To Save Humanity (PUSH )
forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic

1980 – Vietnam adopts constitution

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1707 – Charles Wesley , co- founder ( Methodist
movement)

1856 – J . J. Thomson, Manchester, England, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)

1878 – Joseph Stalin [ Josef ], Gori, Russian Empire , Premier of the Soviet Union ( 1941- 1953 ), ( d . 1953 )

1946 – Stephen (Steve ) Biko , South African anti – apartheid activist

1946 – Steven Spielberg, Cincinnati, director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws)

1963 – Brad Pitt , Shawnee , Oklahoma, American
actor ( 12 Monkeys , Fight Club )

978 – Katie Holmes, Toledo, Ohio , American actress (Dawson’s Creek, Batman Begins)

1980 – Christina Aguilera, American singer (Genie in a Bottle , What a Girl Wants)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1829 – Jean- Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

.FAMOUS WEDDING

1915 – US President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Bolling Galt

1932 – Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (19) weds Raymond Parks (29) in Montgomery, Alabama

1983 – Wrestler Hulk Hogan ( 30) weds Linda Claridge

1987 – Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s future Prime Minister , marries Asif Ali Zardari

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