THIS DAY IN HISTORY 03/11


EVENTS:

1493 – Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica

1762 – Spain acquires Louisiana

1793 – French playwright , journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.

1820 – Cuenca Ecuador declares independence

1838 – The Times of India , the world ‘s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce .

1903 – Colombia grants independence to Panama

1918 – Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I

1960 – Ivory Coast adopts constitution

1961 – General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general

1978 – Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution

1992 – Bill Clinton (D ) wins US presidential election over President Bush (R )

DEATHS:

1793 – Olympe de Gouges, French feminist and revolutionary (b . 1748 )

1982 – Edward H Carr, British historian , dies at 90

    E H Carr is the author of What is History? He defined history as an "unending dialogue between the present and the past".

THIS DAY IN HISTORY 28/02


This day in #history 28/02

FEBRUARY 28TH

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1784 – John Wesley charters Methodist Church

1838 – Robert Nelson , leader of the Patriotes ,
proclaims the independence of Lower Canada
(today Québec)

1922 – Egypt regains independence from Britain ,
but British troops remain

1939 – The erroneous word ” Dord” is discovered
in the Webster’ s New International Dictionary ,
Second Edition, prompting an investigation .

1976 – Spain withdraws from Western Sahara

1976 – Ceuta & Melilla ( Spanish Morocco ) are last European African possession

1998 – Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the
offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in
Kosovo

2012 – Discovery of the largest prehistoric
penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1901 – Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/ peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

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1953 – Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)

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1971 – John Buchanan, actor ( Sidekicks, Black
Stallion, Family Man

2007 – Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco

FAMOUS DEATHS

1510 – Juan de la Cosa , Spanish cartographer and explorer

1525 – Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor (1520 – 1521) , tortured and killed by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés

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1572 – Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian ( b. 1505 )

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