THIS DAY IN HISTORY 10/04


This Day in History 10/04

APRIL 10TH

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1516 – 1st ghetto, Jews are compelled to live in specific area of Venice

1710 – The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.

1790 – Robert Gray is 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth

1841 – New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley

1869 – José Martí founds the Cuban Revolutionary Party

1925 – Czarina re-amed Stalingrad (now Volgograd

1925 – Scribners publishes “The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald

1932 – Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)

1947 – Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)

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1955 – Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine

1958 – Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco

1991 – A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.

2012 – Apple Inc claims a value of $600 billion making it the largest company by market capitalization in the world

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1973 – Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1938 – Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana

2013 – Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 05/02


This day in #history 05/02

FEBRUARY 5TH

1783 – Sweden recognizes US independence

1885 – King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the
Congo as a personal colonial possession

1904 – American occupation of Cuba ends

1917 – Present Mexican constitution adopted

1947 – Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland

1958 – Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1 st
president of United Arab Republic

1962 – French President de Gaulle calls for
Algeria’ s independence

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1505- Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian
(d . 1572 )

1984 – Carlos Tévez, Argentinine footballer

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1985 – Cristiano Ronaldo , Portuguese footballer
@Cristiano

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1992 – Neymar da Silva Santos
Júnior Brazilian footballer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1881 – Thomas Carlyle, historian/ essayist, dies in London at 85

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2005 – Gnassingbé Eyadéma, President of Togo (b . 1937)

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