HISTORY
16 September 2021: This day in history

1620: The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World (O.S. 6 Sept)

1795: British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch

1810: Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)

1848: Slavery abolished in all French territories

1906: Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and Alistair Mackay claim to have discovered the Magnetic South Pole in Antarctica

1963: Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

1978: 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar, Iran

1997: Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs interim CEO

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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