THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/04


This Day in History 04/04

APRIL 4TH

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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

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

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)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1941 – Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer, dies at 88

1968 – Martin Luther King Jr, assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis Tennessee at 39

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1979 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
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FAMOUS WEDDING

2008 – Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York
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