Thursday, 4 August 2016


Historical events that took place on the 4th of August
1862: The United States’ government collected its 1st income tax

1886: Colombia adopted its constitution

1914: Germany declared war on Belgium while Britain declared war on Germany

1930: Child labour laws were established in Belgium

1962: Nelson Mandela was captured by South African Police

1965: Cook Islands entered into free association with New Zealand

1971: The United States launched its 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft

1980: 272 people were killed by the Hurricane Aline in Texas and Caribbean

1984: Republic of Upper Volta became known a Burkina Faso

1993: Rwandan Hutu's and Tutsi's sign peace treaty in Arusha

1994: Truck carrying millions of bees keeled over on New York parkway

2009: President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya reduced the death sentence of 4,000 prisoners to life imprisonment

2010: Wyclef Jean revealed his intention to run for the presidency in Haiti

2012: Oscar Pistorius became the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games in the 400 meters





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