THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 18/02


This day in #history 18/02

FEBRUARY 18TH

1685 – Fort St. Louis is established by a
Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the
basis for France’ s claim to Texas.

1900 – British troops occupy Monte Christo, Natal

1901 – Winston Churchill makes his maiden
speech in the British House of Commons

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1932 – Japan declares Manchuria independent

1957 – Dedan Kimathi , a Kenyan rebel leader is
executed by the British colonial government .

1965 – The Gambia becomes independent from
the United Kingdom .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1745 – Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Gerolamo Umberto Volta, Como, Italy, physicist and inventor (battery )

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1933 – Yoko Ono Lennon, [Mrs John
Lennon] , Tokyo Japan, singer and artist

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1965 – Dr . Dre , [ Andre Romelle Young], Compton, California , American rapper and record producer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

901 – Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and
mathematician (b . 826 )

1546 – Martin Luther, biblical scholar / religious
reformer, dies at 62

1564 – Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor /
painter (David), dies at 88

1583 – Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer
(b . 1503 )

1587 – Mary Stuart , Queen of Scots (1560 -87) ,
beheaded at 44 [OS = Feb 8 ]

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1902 – Charles Lewis Tiffany , American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b . 1812 )

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