This day In History (05. 07. 2018)

  • 1664 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
  • 1700 William Penn began monthly meetings for blacks advocating emancipation.
  • 1775 Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria.
  • 1800 Indiana Territory organized.
  • 1824 Beethoven’s 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna.
  • 1840 Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi, kills 317.
  • 1866 German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt.
  • 1912 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories, after established by Joseph Pulitzer.
  • 1914 US Congress establishes mother’s day.
  • 1928 The United Kingdom lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21.
  • 1934 World’s largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines.
  • 1941 Glenn Miller records “Chattanooga Choo Choo” for RCA.
  • 1947 General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution.
  • 1955 West European Union established.
  • 1960 “Christine” closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances.
  • 1975 US President Gerald Ford declares an end to “Vietnam Era”.
  • 1994 Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” is recovered 3 months after it was stolen.
  • 1996 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown.
  • 1999 Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
  • 2008 Dmitry Medvedev is sworn in as the 3rd President of the Russian Federation.
  • 2012 Vladimir Putin sworn in for third six-year term as President of Russia.
  • 2013 Delaware becomes the 11th US State to legalize same-sex marriage.

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