THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 01/02


This day in #history 01/02

FEBRUARY 1ST


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1327 – Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of
England, but the country is ruled by his mother
Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer .

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1587 – Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death
warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

1796 – The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.

1948 – Federation of Malaysia forms from 9
sultanates

1972 – Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal
charter granted by the Yang di -Pertuan Agong of
Malaysia.

1974 – Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal
Territory.

1978 – Harriet Tubman became the 1 st black woman honored on a US postage stamp

1982 – Senegal & Gambia form loose
confederation (Senegambia )

2009 – Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the
first female Prime Minister of Iceland , becoming
the first openly gay Head of State in the modern
world .

2013 – The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram
camp , killing 18 people

2013 – World Hijab day commemoration started

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1889 – Gertrude Caton- Thompson , British
archaeologist (Zimbabwe , So Arabia )

1931 – Boris Yeltsin, Ural Mts USSR, president of Russian SSR

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1968 – Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, Memphis Tenn, daughter of Elvis

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1994 – Harry Styles, Holmes Chapel Cheshire,
British pop singer ( One Direction )

FAMOUS DEATHS

1650 – Rene Descartes , philosopher “I think
therefore I am ” , stops thinking

1851 – Mary Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein ), dies at 53

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1991 – James G MacDonald , cartoon voice
(Mickey Mouse ), dies at 84

1995 – John Smith, CEO ( Liverpool FC) , dies at 74

FAMOUS WEDDING

1986 – Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian
businessman Arne Naess in Switz

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