HISTORY
8 November 2021: This day in history

392: Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion

1519: 1st meeting of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II and Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico

1701: William Penn presents Charter of Privileges, guaranteed religious freedom for the colony in Pennsylvania

1734: Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands

1895: German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

2002: Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council under Resolution 1441 unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”

2005: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia, the first woman to lead an African country

2016: Republican Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 2.9 million more votes

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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