THIS DAY IN HISTORY 03/03


This day in #history 03/03
MARCH 3RD

1863 – Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences

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1939 – In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India.

1959 – Brit government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis

1966 – Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee

1977 – Libyan Socialist Arabs People’s Republic forms

1991 – Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR

1991 – Miguel Trovoada installed as president of Sao Tomé e Principal

FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

1847 – Alexander Graham Bell, Scotland, inventor (telephone)

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1895 – Ragnar Frisch, Oslo, Norwegian economist (1st winner of the Nobel prize in economics-1969)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1703 – Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London aged 67

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1191 – Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf, sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52

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