THIS DAY IN HISTORY 01/07


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 01/07

JULY 1ST

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1200 – In China, sunglasses are invented

1916 – Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market

1949 – Bao Dai’s Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France

1960 – Ghana becomes a republic

1962 – Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)

1968 – US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

1976 – Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.

1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.

1999 – The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.

2002 – The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

2013 – Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1961 – Diana Spencer, Sandringham England, Princess of Wales, (d. 1997)

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1961 – Carl Lewis [Frederick], Birmingham Alabama, sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96)

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1977 – Liv Tyler, New York City, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith’s frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1860 – Charles Goodyear, American inventor

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1992 – Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)

2004 – Marlon Brando, actor (“The Godfather”, “A Street Cart Named Desire” and “On the Water Front”)

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/03


This day in #history 04/03
MARCH 4TH

1776 – The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.

1789 – 1st US Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

significant convict uprising.

1809 – Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes

1825 – John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president

1829 – Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th US President

1881 – James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president

1881 – South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire

1949 – Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel

2009 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002

2012 – Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud

2013 – The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1394 – Henry the Navigator, Prince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery

1932 – Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)

1993 – Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

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