THIS DAY IN HISTORY 25/03


This day in #history 25/03

MARCH 25TH

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421 – Friday at 12 PM – city of Venice founded

1655 – Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan (Saturn’s largest satellite

1807 – British Parliament abolishes slave trade

1820 – Greece freedom revolt against anti Ottoman attack

1821 – Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)

1851 – Yosemite Valley discovered in California

1895 – Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1918 – The Belarusian People’s Republic is established.

1920 – Greek Independence Day

1923 – British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy

1924 – Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier

1957 – Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt)

1964 – Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy

1964 – Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al

2013 – Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking

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FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1947 – Elton John, [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], England, singer (Rocketman)

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1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, Nelsonville Ohio, American actress (Square Pegs, Sex and the City)

FAMOUS DEATHS

2012 – Larry Stevenson [Richard], American skateboard innovator, dies from pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease at 81

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 13/02


This day in #history 13/02
FEBRUARY 13TH

1976 –  Gen Murtala R Muhammed was killed alongside his ADC and Col Ibrahim Taiwo

1976 – General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

1566 – St Augustine, Florida founded

1668 – Treaty of Lisbon : Spain recognizes
Portugal

1689 – British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights

1920 – League of Nations recognizes perpetual
neutrality of Switzerland

1920 – Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations

1980 – Apollo Computer Inc incorporated

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1835 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad , Founder of the
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community ( d. 1908 )

1933 – Paul Biya, president of Cameroon ( 1982- )

1997 – Michael Jackson Jr, son of Michael
Jackson

FAMOUS DEATHS

1976 –  Gen Murtala R Muhammed was killed alongside his ADC and Col Ibrahim Taiwo

1976 – General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

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A picture of the car he was in  when assassinated (below)

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1995 – Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader,
murdered