Wednesday, 30 March 2016

On This Day- 30th March

Hello,
This is the first edition of my new series, On This Day. I get all my 'On This Day's' from the website- 

http://www.onthisday.com/history/

If you want more, just go to that website. They have great 'On This Day's' but I only select the 'Most Exciting' and Interesting.
Enjoy!

Richard Mills

HISTORY
 
1856- Russia signs ‘Peace of Paris’, which ended the Crimean War

1867- The United States of America bought Alaska from Russia for the price of 7.2 million (which is equivalent of 2 cents an acre)

1870- A 15th amendment is made to the US constitution, meaning that anyone can vote, no matter of race or colour

1889- The first US golf course was opened by John T Reid (New York)

1959- The 14th Dalai Lama flees China and is provided with political asylum in India


                                            BIRTHS

                                           1853- Vincent van Gogh was born on this day in Groot-Zundert,                                                            Netherlands (Picture on Top- Right)

 
DEATHS

1547- Francois I of Valois-Angouleme (King of France)
(Left Picture)

2002- Queen Mother (consort of George VI) dies at 101