THIS DAY IN HISTORY 23/03


This day in #History 23/03

MARCH 23RD

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1879 – War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapacá which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.

1881 – Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war

1889 – The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.

1918 – Lithuania proclaims independence

1919 – Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

1934 – US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945

1950 – UN World Meteorological Org established

1956 – Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (Natl Day)

1956 – Sudan becomes independent

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1942 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)

FAMOUS DEATHS

2012 – Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, President of Somalia, dies from liver failure at 77

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