THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 18/01


This day in #history 18/01
JANUARY 18TH
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1535 – Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima , Peru
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1777 – San Jose California , founded

1778 – Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands )

1854 – Filibuster William Walker proclaims
Republic of Sonora in NW Mexico

1861 – American Civil War – Georgia joins South
Carolina, Florida , Mississippi , and Alabama in
seceding from the United States .

1862 – Confederate Territory of Arizona forms

1896 – British troops occupy Kumasi , West Africa

1919 – WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France

1919 – Bentley Motors Limited is founded

1993 – Martin Luther King Jr holiday observed in all 50 states for 1 st time

2002 – Sierra Leone Civil War was finally declared
over.

2012 – Stop Online Piracy Act ( SOPA) blackout
becomes the largest protest in the history of the
internet

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1858 – Daniel Williams, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, surgeon (1 st open heart operation ), (d . 1931 )
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FAMOUS DEATHS

1677 – John A van Riebeeck , Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57

1862 – John Tyler, 10th US pres (1841 -45) , dies in Richmond Va at 71
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FAMOUS WEDDING

1486 – King Henry VII of England marries
Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV

THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 17/01


This day in #history 17/01
JANUARY 17TH
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1773 – Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66 ° 33′ S )
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1852 – British recognize independence of
Transvaal ( in South Africa)

1893 – Queen Liliuokalani deposed , Kingdom of
Hawaii becomes a republic

1945 – Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)

1946 – United Nations Security Council holds its
1st meeting

1973 – New Philippine constitution names Marcos
president for life

1983 – Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens,
mostly Ghanaian

1996 – The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.

2000 – 27 th American Music Award: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

2002 – Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an
estimated 400 ,000 people.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS
1706 – Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass , kite flyer/ statesman/ wit/ inventor, ( d . 1790)
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1806 – James Madison Randolph , (Jefferson’s
grandson ) 1 st born in White House

1942 – Muhammad Ali [ Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky , heavyweight boxing champion (1964 -7 74 -8 )
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1964 – Michelle Obama , wife of Barack Obama
and Ist Lady

FAMOUS DEATHS

1961 – Patrice Lumumba , African revolutionary ,
murdered at 36

FAMOUS WEDDING

38 BC – Roman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor,marries Livia Drusilla.