This Day in History (05. 12. 2018)

  • 1459 Sun City in India founded by Rao Jodhpur.
  • 1525 Battle at Biblingen: Zwabische Union beats rebel Wurttemberg farmers.
  • 1776 Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns.
  • 1870 Manitoba becomes a province of Canada.
  • 1890 Louisiana legalized prize fighting.
  • 1897 Battle at Thessalie: Turkish army beats Greece.
  • 1901 US President McKinley visits San Francisco.
  • 1915 Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250.
  • 1925 Uzbekistan & Kirgizistan become autonomous Soviet republics.
  • 1928 Benito Mussolini ends women’s rights in Italy.
  • 1942 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz.
  • 1960 Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special.
  • 1972 Paul McCartney & Wings release “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.
  • 1984 South African prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years.
  • 1994 “Pulp Fiction”, directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Palme d’Or 1994).
  • 2002 Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro’s 1959 revolution.
  • 2007 52nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marija Serifovic wins singing “Molitva” in Helsinki.
  • 2013 Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints.
  • 2017 Former One Direction singer Harry Styles releases his self-titled debut solo album.

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