This Day in History 08/04

1869 – American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)

1913 – Opening of China’s 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)

1929 – Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest

1946 – League of Nations assembles for last time

1953 – Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with Mau Mau and sentenced to 7 years in Kenya

1997 – Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

2004 – Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups


1850 – William Henry Welch, US, pathologist (founded John Hopkins)

1966 – Bobby Ologun, Nigerian-born Japanese  television personality

1974 – Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer

1977 – Mark Spencer, American computer programmer


1947 – Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies at 83

1973 – Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

2013 – Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 – 1990) dies aged 87

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