On this date May 29 the following things happened in History;
- 1894 Josef Von Sternberg, Austrian film director whose films included The Blue Angel was born;
- 1795 Virginia Assembly opposes Britains Stamp Act;
- 1903 Bob Hope was born;
- 1914 Canadian Pacific liner the Empress of Ireland is wrecked in the St Lawrence river drowning 1000 people;
- 1917 John F Kennedy was born;
- 1972 Presidents Nixon and Brezhnev sign the first arms reduction pact;
- 1979 Abel Muzorewa become the first black prime minister of Rhodesia;
- 1953 The team of Hillary and Tenzing crown Mount Everest the worlds highest peak reaching its peak in 4 days;
- 1989 Boris Yeltsin is elected to the Supreme Soviet;
- 2010 US Actor Dennis Hopper dies;
- 1660 The Monarchy is restored in England with Charles II as king;
- 1453 Constantinople falls to the Turkish Army;
- 1985 Britain’s soccer hooligans went on the rampage at Heysel Stadium in Belgium causing a riot where 41 died;
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.