THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 07/02


This day in #history 07/02

FEBRUARY 7TH

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1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of
Vladimir.

1301 – Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II )
becomes first ( English) prince of Wales

1831 – Belgium adopts its Constitution

1881 – Battle at Ingogo , Transvaal: Boers beat
superior British forces

1883 – Lt- colonel Borgnis- Desbordes founds Fort Bamako Niger

1900 – British troops vacate Vaal Krantz , Natal

1974 – Grenada gains independence from Britain
(National Day)

1986 – Haiti ‘s President- for- Life Jean -Claude
Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes
leader of Haiti

1999 – Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King
of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein

2013 – Azerbaijan launches its first satellite,
Azerspace- 1

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1478 – Sir Thomas More , English statesman ,
humanist, and author (d . 1535)

812 – Charles Dickens, England, novelist (Oliver
Twist , Tale of 2 Cities )

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1799 – Qianlong , Emperor of China (b . 1711)

1823 – Ann Radcliffe (Ward ), English poet/ author
of horror novels , dies at 58

1938 – Harvey Firestone , American manufacturer, dies at 69

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1959 – Daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa
(1948 -54) , dies at 84

1986 – Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian ( b. 1923)

1999 – King Hussein of Jordan (b . 1935)

2005 – Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b . 1934)

FAMOUS WEDDING
1988 – Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries
actress Robin Givens

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1912


This day in #history 1912
DECEMBER 19TH

1686 -.Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years ( as per Daniel Defoe)

1732 – Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard
Saunders begins publication of ” Poor Richard ‘ s Almanack ”

1776 – Thomas Paine published his 1st “American Crisis” essay , in which he wrote,”These are the times that try men ‘s souls”

1842 – US recognizes independence of Hawaii

1843 – Charles Dickens publishes “A Christmas
Carol,” in England

1884 – Italy recognizes King Leopold II ‘s Congo Free State

1928 – 1 st autogiro (predecessor of helicopter ) flight in US

1932 – British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas

1941 – Hitler takes complete command of German Army

1943 – Military coup in Bolivia

1945 – Austrian Republic re – establishes

1962 – Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia &
Nyasaland

1963 – Zanzibar becomes independent from UK

1972 – Apollo 17 ( last of Apollo Moon landing
series) returns to Earth

1973 – Grenada adopts constitution

1978 – Indira Gandhi ambushed in India

1980 – Anguilla becomes a British dependency
separate from St Kitts

2007 – The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe,
proclaim independence and withdraw all their
treaties with the United States. They then proceed to
establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing
process of international recognition as a separate
country

2012 – Park Geun- hye wins the South Korean
presidential election to become the nation’ s first
female president

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1980 – Jake Gyllenhaal, Los Angeles , California, actor (Donnie Darko , Jarhead)

1987 – Karim Benzema, French footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1915 – Alvis Alzheimer , German neurologist (Alzheimer Disease ), dies at 51

1953 – Robert A . Millikan, American physicist (Nobel 1923) , dies at 85

2009 – Hossein – Ali Montazeri , Iranian dissident cleric
Grand Ayatollah (b . 1922)

.FAMOUS WEDDING

1998 – Actress Vivica A. Fox ( 34) weds singer
Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los
Angeles , California