THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 05/02


This day in #history 05/02

FEBRUARY 5TH

1783 – Sweden recognizes US independence

1885 – King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the
Congo as a personal colonial possession

1904 – American occupation of Cuba ends

1917 – Present Mexican constitution adopted

1947 – Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland

1958 – Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1 st
president of United Arab Republic

1962 – French President de Gaulle calls for
Algeria’ s independence

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1505- Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian
(d . 1572 )

1984 – Carlos Tévez, Argentinine footballer

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1985 – Cristiano Ronaldo , Portuguese footballer
@Cristiano

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1992 – Neymar da Silva Santos
Júnior Brazilian footballer

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1881 – Thomas Carlyle, historian/ essayist, dies in London at 85

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2005 – Gnassingbé Eyadéma, President of Togo (b . 1937)

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 0412


This day in #history 0412
DECEMBER 4TH

1534 – Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad

1619 – 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.

1644 – 1 st European peace congress opens in
Munster

1674 – Father Marquette builds 1 st dwelling in what is now Chicago

1829 – Britain abolished “suttee” in India ( widow burning herself to death on her husband ‘s funeral pyre

1945 – Senate approves US participation in UN

1958 – Dahomey ( Benin ), Ivory Coast become
autonomous within French Community

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1795 – Thomas Carlyle, Scotland,
essayist/ historian (French Revolution)

1892 – Francisco Franco, Ferrol, Galicia.Spanish General/ dictator.(1936 -75) , (d . 1975 )

1973 – Tyra Banks, Inglewood, California, model/ actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince.of Bel Air

FAMOUS DEATHS

1679 – Thomas Hobbes, English.philosopher
(b . 1588 )

2007 – Pimp C , American Rapper ( b. 1973 )