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On this day

On this day May 28th the following events happened:

  • 1968 Kylie Minogue was born;
  • 1985 Cyclone hit Bangladesh;
  • 2014 Maya Angelou passed away;
  • 1871 Paris commune collapsed after two-month siege after encountering troops;
  • 1891 The first world weightlifting championships are held in London;
  • 1937 Alfred Adler the Austrian psychiatrist died;
  • 1940 The Belgium army surrenders to the Nazis;
  • 1908 Ian Fleming the James Bond Novelist is born;
  • 1972 The Duke of Windsor who abdicated his throne to marry American Divorcee Wallis Simpson dies in Paris;
  • 1932 The Dutch created the biggest Dam today claiming victory in the 800-year battle to push back the sea;
  • 1987 A west German teenager prank caused worldwide mirth today as seriously embarrassed Soviet Union Mathias Rust flew his light Cessna plane from Helsinki to Moscow;
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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.