• 1558 Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends the English throne upon death of her half sister Queen “Bloody” Mary
  • 1800 Congress holds its 1st session in Washington D.C. in an incomplete Capitol Building
  • 1831 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia
  • 1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls, in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 1869 Suez Canal in Egypt opens, linking Mediterranean and Red seas
  • 1922 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
  • 1970 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse


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