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 19/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 19/06

JUNE 19TH

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1875 – The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.

1948 – Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel

1948 – USSR blocks access road to West Berlin

1961 – Kuwait declares independence from UK

1965 – Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired

1979 – Mali’s constitution goes into effect

2005 – Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

2013 – 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1566 – James I Stuart, king of Scotland (James VI)/England (1567/1603-25)

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1896 – Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, American divorcee and wife of Edward VIII (abdicated)

1903 – Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], “Iron Horse”, 1st baseman for NY Yankees (d. 1941)

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1925 – Alfred B Nzo, South African sec-gen ANC (1969- )

1945 – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)

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1945 – Tim Hovey, Los Angeles California, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man

1962 – Paula Julie Abdul, Van Nuys California, singer/choreographer (Straight Up)

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1978 – Zoe Saldana, Passaic, New Jersey, American actress (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1867 – Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro at 34

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1902 – John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69

1977 – Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (b. 1889)

1993 – William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81

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