THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 04/02


This day in #history 04/02

FEBRUARY 4TH

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1794 – French National Convention proclaims
abolishment of slavery

1822 – Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa

1938 – Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazi in key posts

1941 – British tanks occupy Maus , Libya

1948 – Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares
independence from UK

2003 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is
officially renamed Serbia and Montenegro and
adopts a new constitution.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1902 – Charles A Lindbergh, Detroit, pilot (1 st to fly solo across Atlantic )

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1906 – Clyde William Tombaugh, US , astronomer
(discovered Pluto )

1913 – Rosa Lee Parks, civil rights activist (bus protestor)

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1914 – IdaLupino, London England, actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

1959 – Zenani Mandela , daughter of Nelson &
Winnie Mandela

FAMOUS DEATHS

1991 – Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako : Jaws  of Death), dies at 64

2003 – Benyoucef Ben Khedda , Algerian politician (b . 1920 )

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