THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 03/02


This day in #history 03/02
FEBRUARY 3RD

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1451 – Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the
Ottoman Empire .

1783 – Spain recognizes US independence

1830 – The sovereignty of Greece was confirmed
in a London Protocol.

1807 – A British military force , under Brig- Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.

1870 – US 15 th Amendment (Black suffrage ) passed

1919 – League of Nations 1 st meeting (Paris )

1966 – 1 st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)

1969 – The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO

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1980 – Mohammed Ali tours Africa as Pres
Carter’s envoy

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1989 – Military coup overthrows Alfredo
Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1821 – Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1 st woman physician

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1990 – Sean Kingston , American reggae rapper

1994 – Tallulah Belle Willis, 3 rd daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore

FAMOUS DEATHS

1924 – Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president
(1913 -21) ,dies at his home in Washington at 67

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1969 – Eduardo C Mondlane, president of
Mozambique, murdered

FAMOUS WEDDING

1994 – Actor Jean- Claude van Damme ( 32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok

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