This Day in History 06/04



1652 – Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck

1886 – Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga

1889 – George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time

1890 – French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan

1906 – 1st animated cartoon copyrighted

1917 – US declares war on Germany, enters World War I

1919 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike.

1981 – Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo

1985 – Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab

1992 – Microsoft announced Windows 3.1, upgrading Windows 3.0

1994 – The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.

2004 – Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.

2005 – Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani becomes the Iraqi president; Shiite Arab Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named premier the next day.

2013 – 11 people are killed in an attack on a village in Midlu, Nigeria

2013 – Bayern Munich win their 23rd German Bundesliga title with 6 games to spare


1928 – James Watson, American chemist (co-discovered structure of DNA)

1988 – Fabrice Muamba, Anglo-Congolese footballer


1992 – Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72

1994 – Agatha Uwilingiyimana, Rwanda/1st female PM in Africa, assassinated

1994 – Cyprian Niayamira, president of Burundi (1993-94), assassinated

2003 – Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (b. 1927)

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