Saturday, November 22, 2014

21 December History and Importance of the Day

640 – Muslim Arabs capture Babylon Fortress in the Nile Delta (near Cairo) after a seven-month siege.
1620 – Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1826 – American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion.
1832 – Egyptian–Ottoman War: Egyptian forces decisively defeat Ottoman troops at the Battle of Konya.

1923 - Nepal ceased to be British protectorate and became an  independent nation

1941 – World War II: A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
1951 – Libya became an independent country.
1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.



News Headlines 2012

21 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

World History Lecture 3


BBC News - 21 Dec

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