THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1528 Gustav I of Sweden crowned King of Sweden, rules for 37 years and becomes known as the “father of the nation”
  • 1554 Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia
  • 1872 Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, 1st imperial coronation in Axum in over 200 years
  • 1948 Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
  • 2010 Earthquake Devastates Haiti, killing approximately 160,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

Source: Onthisday.com

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