So, on this day 12th May, the following events in history happened:
- 1969 The minimum voting age in Britain was lowered from 21 to 18
- 1991 The first general election with multiple parties since 1959 happened in Nepal
- 1916 An Irish rebel leader was shot
- 1820 Florence Nightingale was born
- 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous was first formed in Akron Ohio
- 1943 The Axis powers in North Africa surrender
- 2008 The Sichuan Provence suffer a huge earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale with 87000 people dead
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.