Events in History for Thursday May 12th 2016

  • 1789 William Wilberforce makes his first major speech on abolition in UK House of Commons, reasons the slave trade morally reprehensible and an issue of natural justice
  • 1875 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
  • 1940 Nazi blitzkrieg conquest of France began by crossing Muese River
  • 1943 Axis forces in North Africa surrender
  • 2002 Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro’s 1959 revolution.
  • 2008 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people

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