THIS DAY IN HISTORY 04/11


EVENTS:

1861 – University of Washington founded in Seattle

1890 – Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate

1946 – UN Educational, Scientific , & Cultural Organization formed

1948 – TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

1972 – Bangladesh adopts constitution

2004 – 12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d’ Ivoire civil war.

2008  – Barack Obama becomes the first African – American to be elected President of the United States

BIRTHDAY:

1969 – Sean Combs [ Puff Daddy] , New York City, rapper /record producer ( Come to Me , I’ll be Missing You)

DEATHS

2008 – Michael Crichton , American author , dies at 66

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