THIS DAY IN HISTORY 01/11


EVENTS:

1512 – Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited

1683 – The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties .

1800 – John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House

1922 – Ottoman Empire abolished

1928 – 1 st celebration of Authors’ Day

1954 – General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator of Cuba, overthrown by the revolution of 1959

1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.

1956 – Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union

1956 – Indian state of Madhya Pradesh forms

1956 – Indian states of Punjab, Patiala & PEPSU merge as Punjab protection

1957 – World longest suspension bridge opens ( Mackinac Straits Mich )

1959 – Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo

Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo).

1981 – Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Antigua is located in the Caribbean region. It is an
island in Leeward Islands of the West Indies.

The national day of Antigua and Barbuda is celebrated on November 1. On this day in 1981, Antigua became an independent state within the
Commonwealth Realm system. Queen Elizabeth II became the first queen of the nation and Vere Cornwall Bird became the first Prime Minister.

1998 – The European Court of Human Rights is instituted .

2012 – Google ‘s Gmail becomes the world ‘s most popular email service

BIRTHDAYS

1979 – Delgado, Angolan footballer

DEATHS

1894 – Tsar Alexander III of Russia ( b. 1845) Reigned from 1881

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 06/03


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1926 – China asks for a seat in the Security council

1933 – Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)

1957 – Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK

1964 – Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali

1975 – Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.

1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers

1994 – Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.

1997 – Picasso’s painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

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1998 – 1st time the British flag is flown over Buckingham Palace

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1475 – Michelangelo, Italian painter (David) (d. 1564)

1927 – Gabriel García Márquez, Aracataca, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature)

1972 – Shaquille O’Neal, Newark NJ, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Oly-gold-96)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1997 – Anthony Hopkins, clinical Neurologist, dies at 59

1998 – Adem Jasari, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader, killed

2009 – Susan Tsvangirai, wife of Morgan Tsvangirai (b. 1959

2010 – Endurance Idahor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1984)

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