February 18

February 18

Independence Day
Gambia, The : February 18 1965

February 18
Gambia Independence Day (1965)

Events

3102 B.C. In the Hindu chronology, the start of the Kali Yuga era (which will continue 432,000 years)
1913 – Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for 45 minutes; this is the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country.
1930 – While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
1932 – The Empire of Japan declares Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.
1965 – The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1979 – Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.

 

 

 

 

 



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