THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 3012


This day in #history 3012
DECEMBER 30TH

1897 – Province of Zululand annexed to Natal colony

1906 – Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy

1906 – The All India Muslim League is founded in
Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan

1922 – Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR

1943 – Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of
Indian independence at Port Blair.

1947 – King Michael of Romania , forced by
communists abdicates his throne

1947 – Romanian republic proclaimed

1949 – India recognizes People’s Republic of China

1950 – Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union

1975 – Constitution of Democratic Republic of
Madagascar comes into force

1979 – Togo adopts constitution

1985 – Pakistan restores constitution

1987 – Premier Mugabe elected president of
Zimbabwe

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1975 -Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods, Cypress California, golfer (16 Majors and 74 PGA wins)

1977 – Laila Ali, American boxer

1980 – Eliza Dushku , Boston MA , actress ( This Boy ‘s Life, True Lies, Journey)

1984 – LeBron James, American basketball player

FAMOUS DEATHS

1984 – Massa , oldest gorilla on record (b . 1930 )

2006 – Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69

2009 – Abdurrahman Wahid , 4 th President of
Indonesia (b .1940 )

THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1312


This day in #history 1312
DECEMBER 13TH

1774 – 1 st incident of American Revolution – 400
attack Ft William and Mary , New Hampshire

1920 – League of nations establishes Intl Court of
Justice in The Hague

1973 – MPLA/ FNLA accord about combat against
Portuguese Libya

1974 – Malta becomes a republic

2002 – Enlargement of the European Union : The
European Union announces that Cyprus , the Czech Republic, Estonia , Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania , Malta , Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.

2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is
captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn ).

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1818 – Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln and First Lady (1861 -65)

1913 – Archie Moore, Benoit, Mississippi, light-
heavyweight boxing champ ( 1952- 60) , ( d. 1998

1990 – Pres De Klerk of S Afr meets with Mandela to talk of end of apartheid

1996 – Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary- General of the United Nations .

1967 – Jamie Foxx, comedian (In Living Color)

1989 – Taylor Swift, Reading, Pennsylvania, American singer/songwriter (Our Song)

FAMOUS DEATHS
1574 – Selam II Sari , the blonde, sultan of Turkey
(1566 -74) , dies at 50

1961 – Grandma Moses [Anna M ] , US painter, dies at 101

1983 – Mary Renault [ Challans], British author
(Funeral games) , dies at 78

FAMOUS WEDDING

1951 – Future British PM Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher