THIS DAY IN HISTORY 19/03


This day in #history 19/03

MARCH 19TH

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1571 – Spanish troops occupy Manila

1628 – Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen

1702 – James II’s daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England

1822 – Boston, Mass, incorporated as a city

1967 – French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France

1987 – Hassanali inaugurated as president of Trinidad & Tobago

2003 – Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion

2013 – NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1813 – David Livingstone, Scotland, explorer (found by Stanley in Africa)

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1821 – Richard Burton, explorer/translator (Arabian Nights)

1955 – Bruce Willis, Penna Grove NJ, actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard)

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1971 – Dalton James, actor (My Father the Hero, Mark-Beverly Hills 90210)

1981 – Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer

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2007 – Prince Abdullah bin Ali, Prince of Jordan

FAMOUS DEATHS

1406 – Ibn Khaldun, Arab historian (b. 1332)

2008 – Sir Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author and inventor (b. 1917)

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