This day in #history 04/03

1776 – The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.

1789 – 1st US Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

significant convict uprising.

1809 – Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes

1825 – John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president

1829 – Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

1881 – James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president

1881 – South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire

1949 – Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel

2009 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002

2012 – Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud

2013 – The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI

1394 – Henry the Navigator, Prince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery

1932 – Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)

1993 – Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

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