THIS DAY IN HISTORY 10/03


This day in #history 10/03

MARCH 10TH

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1629 – King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he recalled it 11 years later

1661 – French King Louis XIV ends office of premier

1681 – English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

1801 – First census in Great Britain

1849 – Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so

1861 – El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.

1862 – Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar

1876 – 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)

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1893 – Ivory Coast becomes a French colony

1902 – A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera.

1945 – Japan declares Vietnam Independence

1952 – Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

2013 – Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

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FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1945 – Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association

1952 – Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

1957 – Osama bin Laden, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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1977 – Robin Thicke, American singer

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1981 – Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer

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983 – Carrie Underwood, American country singer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1913 – Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93

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1995 – Alexander Hyatt-King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 19/01


This day in #history 19/01
JANUARY 19TH

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1668 – King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
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1793 – French King Louis XVI sentenced to death

1795 – Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends
oligarchy

1806 – Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope

1840 – Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim

1941 – British offensive in Eritrea

1941 – British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan

1942 – Japanese forces invade Burma

1966 – Indira Gandhi elected India’ s 3rd prime
minister

1981 – Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year
old out of committing

1997 – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli- controlled West Bank city .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1809 – Edgar Allan Poe, Boston , author ( Pit & the Pendulum)

1946 – Dolly Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly , 9 to 5)
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FAMOUS DEATHS

1996 – Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer /South
African activist , dies at 70


FAMOUS WEDDING

2012 – Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha
Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in
Mumbai

2013 – Figure skater five -time world champion
Michelle Kwan (32) weds director of strategic
planning on the National Security Clay Pell at the
First Unitarian Church of Providence , Rhode Island

2013 – ” Big Brother ” Daniele Donato (26 ) weds
Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum
in Huntington Beach, California