This day in Africa in 2011 the Egyptian Revolution begins with a series of street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, labour strikes and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities.
This day in Africa in 1905 The largest diamond was found in South Africa, christened the ‘Cullinan”- 3,106 carat.
This day in world in 1977 the world’s first solar power plant is opened. The solar furnace in Odeillo, France was the first power plant providing alternative energy.
On this in the world in 1930 Australian Championships Men’s Tennis. Edgar Moon wins his first and only Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Harry Hopman 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
Born on this day in 1981 Alicia Keys was born, American singer- writer, pianist,actress
On this day in the world in 1919 the League of Nations plan is adopted by the Allies.
On this day in the world in 1972 Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, and announces her candidacy for president.