THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
  • 1884 European Colonization and trade in Africa is officially regulated at the international Berlin Conference, formalizing European powers “Scramble for Africa”
 
  • 1904 King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade
  • 1948 Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1969 An estimated 2 million people take part in the Vietnam War Moratorium Demonstrationacross the United States

Source: Onthisday.com

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