This day in Africa in 1959 Senegal and the French Sudan joined to form the Federal State of Mali.
On this day in World in 1995 The Great Hanshin earthquake hits Kobe, Japan 6,434 people lost Their lives during the quake, according to estimates
On this day in National
A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.
Born On this day in 1962 Jim Carrey was born , Canadian/ American actor
Born on this day in world in 1706 Benjamin Franklin was Born, American Politician, Scientists , Publishers, 6th President of Pennsylvania.
This day in 1773 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33′ S)
This day In world in 1873 A group of Modoc Warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle if the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
This day in National in 1852 The independence of the Transvaal Boers was recognized by Britain.