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 1611


This day in #History 1611

November 16th

1532 -Francisco Pizarro captures
Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

1907 – Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state

1918 – Hungarian People’s Republic declared

1945 – UNESCO is founded.

1961 – Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries

1962 – Kuwait adopts constitution ( 1st , Islamitic)

1988 – Estonia declares sovereignty in internal
affairs

1988 – Pakistan ‘s Benazir Bhutto’ s PPP wins 1st
free Pakistani elections in 11 years

1989 – South Africa president FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act

1989 – UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1904 – Nnamdi Benjamin ” Zik” Azikiwe , politician

1930 – Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), (d . 2013 ) 1930 –

FAMOUS DEATHS

1987 – Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who
composed Singapore’s national anthem (b . 1907 )

1999 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist,
recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(b . 1928 )