THIS DAY IN HISTORY 25/04


This Day in History 25/04

APRIL 25TH


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1881 – French troops occupy Algeria & Tunisia



1945 – 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF



1954 – British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)



1961 – Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo



1967 – Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland



1993 – Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader



2013 – The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years



FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



1599 – Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)


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1874 – Guglielmo Marconi, Bologna Italy, inventor (radio, Nobel 1909)


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1917 – Ella Fitzgerald, Newport News VA, jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex)


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1964 – Hank Azaria, New York City, American actor (The Birdcage) and voice behind many characters in The Simpsons (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson)


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1989 – Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama



FAMOUS DEATHS



1853 – William Beaumont, physiologist, dies at 67


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1878 – Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 30/01


This day in #history 30/01
JANUARY 30TH

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1648 – Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of
Munster, ending the Thirty Years War

1661 – Oliver Cromwell , Lord Protector of the
Commonwealth of England is ritually executed
after having been dead for two years.

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1820 – Edward Bransfield aboard Williams
discovers Antarctica (UK claim )

1892 – Capt Lugard occupies Uganda’s King
Mwanga’s hide out

1979 – Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe ) agrees to new
constitution

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1882 – Franklin Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY , 32nd US President (1933 -1945 ), (d . 1945 )

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1889 – Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist
and novelist ( d. 1937 )

1905 – Emilio G . Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub – atomic antiparticle antiproton)

1930 – Magnus Adem Malan, South African
minister of Defense ( 1980- )

1930 – Gene Hackman, San Bernardino California , actor (Bonnie & Clyde , Under Fire, Superman)

1938 – Islom Karimov, President of Uzbekistan

1941 – Dick Cheney , Lincoln, Nebraska, 46th US Vice President

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1947 – Les Barker, English poet

1949 – Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1649 – Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625 -49) , beheaded for treason

1836 – Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom ],
seamstress widely credited with making the first
American flag ( b. 1752)

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1948 – Mahatma Gandhi, India political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

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1948 – Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer , dies at 76

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2001 – Joseph Ransohoff, the father of modern
neurosurgery (b . 1915)

2007 – Sidney Sheldon, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b . 1917 )

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