Sunday, November 23, 2014

14 January - History and Importance of the Day

1514 Pope Leo X issued papal bull against slavery

1761 – The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marhatas.
1911 – Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1953 – Josip Broz Tito is inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia.
2004 – The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2005 – The Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan.
2011 – The former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled his country to Saudi Arabia after a series of street demonstrations against his regime and corrupt policies, asking for freedom, rights and democracy, considered as the anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution and the birth of the Arab Spring.
2012 – The Pirate Party of Greece is founded, on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party.

83 BC – Mark Antony, Roman general and politician (d. 30 BCE)
1875 – Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

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