THIS DAY IN HISTORY 01/03


This day in #history 01/03
MARCH 1ST

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1781 – Continental Congress adopts Articles of
Confederation

1864 – Rebecca Lee (US ) becomes 1 st black
woman to receive a medical degree

1864 – Rebecca Lee (US ) becomes 1 st black
woman to receive a medical degree

1896 – Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

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1919 – Demonstrations for Korean independence
from Japan begin

1919 – March 1 st Movement begins in Korea.

1920 – Austria becomes a kingdom again , under
Adm Horthy

1921 – Rwanda ceded to Great Britain

1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.

1946 – Panama accepts its new
constitution

1946 – The Bank of England is nationalised .

1947 – International Monetary Fund begins
operation

1961 – President Kennedy establishes the Peace
Corp

1966 – Ba ‘ath -party takes power in Syria

1967 – Dominica & St Lucia gain independence
from Britain

1970 – White government of Rhodesia declares
independence from Britain

1985 – Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war
would cause a nuclear winter

1990 – Benin nullifies its constitution

2002 – The peseta is discontinued as official
currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro
(€ ).
2013 – Tweet Yoruba, a program which is aim at encouraging people of Yoruba descent to interact on Twitter in their indigenous language

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1935 – Robert Conrad , [Conrad R Falk] , Chicago , actor (Wild Wild West )

1980 – Djimi Traoré , Malian footballer

1994 – Justin Bieber, London Ontario, Canadian pop singer (Baby , One Time) @justinbieber

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1993 – Luis Kutner, US co- founder (Amnesty
International) , dies at 84

FAMOUS WEDDING

2003 – ” The Silence of the Lambs” actor Anthony
Hopkins ( 65) weds actress-producer Stella
Arroyave (47) in Malibu , California

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This day in #History 1511


This day in #history 1511

November 15th

1777 – Articles of Confederation adopted by
Continental Congress

1884 – Colonization of Africa orgainized at Intl
conference in Berlin

1889 – Dom Pedro II , Emperor of Brazil , deposed ;
republic proclaimed

1899 – Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill
captured by Boers in Natal

1901 – James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for
heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

1902 – Leopold II, King of Belgium almost
assassinated by Italian anarchist

1903 – Eugen d’ Alberts opera “Tiefland” premieres in
Prague

1904 – King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade

1932 – Walt Disney Art School created

1934 – Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey
(deuterium )

1935 – Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated

1961 – UN bans nuclear arms

1983 – Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
proclaimed

1988 – PLO proclaims State of Palestine , recognizes
Israeli existence

2000 – New state of Jharkhand comes into existence
in India

2002 – Hu Jintao becomes general secretary of the
Communist Party of China .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1931 – Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya

FAMOUS DEATHS

1630 – Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

1919 – Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913 ),
dies

1919 – Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian
political figure .

1994 – James Winston Watts , developer of the
Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90

Famous Wedding

1997 – “Rescue 911 ” TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California

2005 – Emperor Akihito’s daughter Princess Sayako (36 ) weds Yoshiki Kuroda ( 40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan