THIS DAY IN HISTORY 23/03


This day in #History 23/03

MARCH 23RD

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1879 – War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapacá which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.

1881 – Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war

1889 – The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India.

1918 – Lithuania proclaims independence

1919 – Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

1934 – US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945

1950 – UN World Meteorological Org established

1956 – Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (Natl Day)

1956 – Sudan becomes independent

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1942 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)

FAMOUS DEATHS

2012 – Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, President of Somalia, dies from liver failure at 77

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 12/02


This day in #history 12/02
FEBRUARY 12TH

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1700 – The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe.

1733 – Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe , at
site of Savannah

1818 – Chile gains independence from Spain

1912 – China adopts Gregorian calendar

1921 – Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

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1934 – The Austrian Civil War begins .

2002 – The trial of former President of Federal
Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1809 -.Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky , (R ) 16 th US President (1861 -65)

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1809 – Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species)

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1934 – Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly- gold-56 )

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1949 – Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the
Muslim Brotherhood (b . 1906 )