3 February 2022: This day in history

1451: Sultan Mehmed II, the Conqueror inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire

1509: The Battle of Diu, naval battle at port of Diu, India between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, establishes Portuguese trading control

1870: US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour

1928: Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names ‘Sinanthropus pekinensis’ (now known as ‘Homo erectus’)

1966: 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)


Source: Onthisday.com

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