THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1521 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany which lasts until May 25th. Produced the “Edict of Worms” which dennouced Martin Luther
  • 1807 London’s Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
  • 1813 Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom
  • 1819 Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore
  • 1933 The name “Pakistan” is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia

Source: Onthisday.com

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