This day in #history 12/02
1700 – The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe.
1733 – Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe , at
site of Savannah
1818 – Chile gains independence from Spain
1912 – China adopts Gregorian calendar
1921 – Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies
1934 – The Austrian Civil War begins .
2002 – The trial of former President of Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion .
1809 -.Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky , (R ) 16 th US President (1861 -65)
1809 – Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species)
1934 – Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly- gold-56 )
1949 – Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the
Muslim Brotherhood (b . 1906 )