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On this day

So, on this day 12th May, the following events in history happened:

  1. 1969 The minimum voting age in Britain was lowered from 21 to 18
  2. 1991 The first general election with multiple parties since 1959 happened in Nepal
  3. 1916 An Irish rebel leader was shot
  4. 1820 Florence Nightingale was born
  5. 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous was first formed in Akron Ohio
  6. 1943 The Axis powers in North Africa surrender
  7. 2008 The Sichuan Provence suffer a huge earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale with 87000 people dead
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On this Day Part 1

Every day I will try and post an on this day post. I got a book of cool facts and think I need to share.

So on this day (April 22nd) the following:

  • April 22 1500 : Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claimed it for Portugal.
  • April 22 1889: Russian born Novelist Vladimir Nabokov was born.
  • April 22 1915: German soldiers used gas for the first time on the Western Front
  • April 22 1971: The death of Haiti’s hated leader Pappa Doc
  • April 22 1983: The £1 note was replaced with a £1 coin
  • April 22 1994: Richard Nixon dies
  • April 22 1838: The British steamer Sirius became the first steamer to sail between New York and Britain

Tune in tomorrow for the next installment.