This day in history

  • 1407 Lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing and is awarded the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma
  • 1516 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area
  • 1815 Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies experiences a cataclysmic eruption, one of the most powerful in history, killing around 71,000 people, causes global volcanic winter
  • 1858 “Big Ben”, a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • 1972 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • 1998 The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish governments

Source: Onthisday.com

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