THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1875 Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela in Angola, from Africa’s east coast, 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
  • 1917 Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
 
  • 1930 Coronation of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Haile Selassie I, 225th Emperor of Ethopian Solmonic Dynasty
  • 1949 Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
  • 1966 The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the US

Source: Onthisday.com

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