THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1577 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world
  • 1920 League of nations establishes the International Court of Justice in The Hague
  • 2002 Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
  • 2003 Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit, during Operation Red Dawn by US forces

Source: Onthisday.com

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