THIS DAY IN HISTORY 23/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 23/06
JUNE 23RD

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930 – World’s oldest parliament, the Iceland Parliament, established

1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to US Congress

1888 – Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for president

1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

1956 – Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt

1981-Governor Abubakar Balarabe Musa is impeached by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.”

1990 – Moldavia declares independence

1994 – South Africa reclaims its seat in UN

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1894 – Edward VIII, King of Great Brit/N-Ireland/emperor of India (1936)

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1929 – June Carter Cash, Maces Spring Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)

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1972 – Selma Blair, Southfield, Michigan, American actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde)

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1972 – Zinedine Zidane, French footballer

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1976 – Brandon Stokley, American football player

1976 – Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress

1976 – Patrick Vieira, French footballer

1977 – Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

1977 – Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

79 – Vespasian, Roman Emperor, dies at 69

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1995 – Jonas Salk, biologist (Polio vaccine), dies of heart failure

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1996 – Andreas George Papandreou, PM of Greece (1981-89, 93-96), dies at 76

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 20/02


This day in #history 20/02

FEBRUARY 20TH

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1971 – Maj General Idi Amin Dada appoints
himself president of Uganda

1975 – Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

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2005 – Spain becomes the first country to vote in
a referendum on ratification of the proposed
Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout .

2013 – Kepler -37 b, the smallest known exoplanet,bis discovered

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1951 – Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland , British Labour Prime Minister ( 2007– 10)

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1988 – Rihanna, Barbadian singer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1895 – Frederick Douglass , escaped slave, anti slavery leader, dies at 77

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1907 – Henri Moissan [ Ferdinand- Frederic- ],
chemist (Nobel 1906) , dies at 54

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