THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 2412


This day in #history 2412
DECEMBER 24TH

1651 – John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope

1777 – Kiritimati, kalso called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook

1799 – Jakobijns plot against Napoleon uncovered

1884 – Austria -Hungary admits King Leopold II ‘s
Congo Free State

1922 – London Coloseum opens

1924 – Albania becomes a republic ( ex-premier
Ahmed Zogoe’ s coup)

1946 – France ‘s Fourth Republic is founded.

1951 – United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN

1954 – Laos gains its independence

1524 – Vasco da Gama , Portuguese explorer /viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55

1873 – Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman ( b . 1795 )

1989 – Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat
President Samuel K Doe

1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of Soviet Union

1997 – The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1927 – Mary Higgins Clark, suspense novelist

1956 – Stephanie Hodge, comedian / actress (I
Madman, Happily Ever After)

THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 2212


This day in #history 2212
DECEMBER 22ND

1988 – South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa

1989 – Chad adopts its Constitution

1990 – Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland ‘s 1st
popularly elected president

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1819 – George Eliot, England, Victorian novelist
(Adam Bede

1862 – Connie Mack , East Brookfield, Massachusetts , HOF baseball executive / manager ( Phila A’ s 1900- 1950) , ( d. 1956)

1949 – Robin Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees- Saturday Night Fever) , (d . 2012 )

FAMOUS DEATHS

1603 – Mehmed III , Sultan of the Ottoman Empire ( b. 1566) Reigned 1595 -1603 .

FAMOUS WEDDING

2000 – Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

2011 – ” Big Bang Theory” Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28 ) in New Delhi , India