This Day in History 04/04
1912 – Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet
1944 – British troops capture Addis Ababa Ethiopia
1947 – UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization forms
1949 – North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed (Wash DC)
1959 – Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
1960 – Senegal declares independence from France
1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
1979 – Ex-President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
2002 – The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
2013 – Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka
1786 – John Franklin, British explorer (Arctic)
1965 – Robert Downey Jr, NYC, comedian (SNL, Less than Zero, Back to School)
1933 – Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
1941 – Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer, dies at 88
1968 – Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39
1979 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
2008 – Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York