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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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 06/01


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JANUARY 6TH

1896 – Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1965 – Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
FAMOUS DEATHS

1852 – Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind and inventor of braille (b. 1809

1919 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th Pres (1901-09), dies in NY at 60

1934 – Herbert Chapman , Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)

1989 – Hirohito, Japan`s emperor (1922-89), dies at 87 after 62-year reign

2011 – Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1967)

FAMOUS WEDDING

1759 – US 1st President George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation

1945 – Future US President George H W Bush marries Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye NY