THIS DAY IN HISTORY 01/03


This day in #history 01/03
MARCH 1ST

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1781 – Continental Congress adopts Articles of
Confederation

1864 – Rebecca Lee (US ) becomes 1 st black
woman to receive a medical degree

1864 – Rebecca Lee (US ) becomes 1 st black
woman to receive a medical degree

1896 – Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

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1919 – Demonstrations for Korean independence
from Japan begin

1919 – March 1 st Movement begins in Korea.

1920 – Austria becomes a kingdom again , under
Adm Horthy

1921 – Rwanda ceded to Great Britain

1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.

1946 – Panama accepts its new
constitution

1946 – The Bank of England is nationalised .

1947 – International Monetary Fund begins
operation

1961 – President Kennedy establishes the Peace
Corp

1966 – Ba ‘ath -party takes power in Syria

1967 – Dominica & St Lucia gain independence
from Britain

1970 – White government of Rhodesia declares
independence from Britain

1985 – Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war
would cause a nuclear winter

1990 – Benin nullifies its constitution

2002 – The peseta is discontinued as official
currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro
(€ ).
2013 – Tweet Yoruba, a program which is aim at encouraging people of Yoruba descent to interact on Twitter in their indigenous language

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1935 – Robert Conrad , [Conrad R Falk] , Chicago , actor (Wild Wild West )

1980 – Djimi Traoré , Malian footballer

1994 – Justin Bieber, London Ontario, Canadian pop singer (Baby , One Time) @justinbieber

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1993 – Luis Kutner, US co- founder (Amnesty
International) , dies at 84

FAMOUS WEDDING

2003 – ” The Silence of the Lambs” actor Anthony
Hopkins ( 65) weds actress-producer Stella
Arroyave (47) in Malibu , California

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1512


This day in #history 1512
DECEMBER 15TH

1791 – 1 st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania

1791 – Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its
approval

1868 – Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in
Hokkaidō.

1877 – Thomas Edison patents phonograph

1891 – James Naismith ilnvents basketball (Canada )

1916 – French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of
Verdun

1917 – Moldavian Republic declare independence from Russia

1917 – World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.

1919 – Fiume (Rijeka) declares it ‘s Independence

1964 – Canada adopts maple leaf flag

1976 – Samoa becomes a member of the UN .

1994 – Palau becomes a member of the UN.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1832 – Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre ], French engineer (Eiffel tower) , ( d. 1923)

1848 – Edwin Howland Blashfield , decorated the
dome of Library of Congress

1852 – Henri Becquerel [ Antoine ], discovered
radioactivity (Nobel 1903) , (d . 1908)

1945 – Michael King, Wellington, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand)

FAMOUS DEATHS

1950 – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel , Indian political
leader, Iron Man of India (b . 1875)

1951 – Eric Drummond , 1 st sec – gen League of
Nations (1919 -33 ), dies at 75

1966 – Walt Disney, animator, dies at 65, put in suspended animation

1997 – Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98

FAMOUS WEDDING

1985 – Action star actor Sylvester Stallone (39 ) weds ” Rocky IV” actress Brigitte Nielsen ( 22) in Beverly Hills, California