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This Day in History

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Ashna, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Ashna

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    1 February

    1 February

    1884
    The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
    1902
    Chinese empress, Tzu-hsi, forbade the cruel custom of binding the feet of young girls.
    1946
    Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, became the first Secretary-General of the United Nations.
    1948
    The Federation of Malaysia was formed from nine sultanates.
    1979
    Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 15 years in exile.
    1985
    Mohammed Azharuddin scored his 3rd Test century in a row in the 3rd Test against England. He made 122 runs.
     
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    6 February

    1819
    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founded the free port of Singapore.
    1911
    A great fire destroyed a large part of the ancient city of Istanbul (once known as Constantinople) in Turkey.
    1918
    Britain granted the vote to women aged 30 and over.
    1935
    The board game Monopoly went on sale for the first time.
    1971
    Astronaut Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the Moon.
    1979
    The Supreme Court in Lahore affirmed the death sentence on Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
     

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