Today’s Significant Events
1521 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany which lasts until May 25th. Produced the “Edict of Worms” which denounced Martin Luther
1807 London’s Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1813 Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.
1819 Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore
1933 The name “Pakistan” is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, gradually it is accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
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