Today’s Significant Events
1558 – Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister “Bloody” Mary
1800 – Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
1831 – Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.
1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.
1869 – Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
1922 – The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
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