1 February 2024

Quote of the day

Ignorance is a cure for nothing.

– W.E.B Du Bois

This day in history

  • 194 BC, Juno Sospit built at the Forum Holitorium.
  • 1662 AD, Koxinga takes Formosa after seige.
  • 1713 AD, Charles XII of Sweden captured after wearing out the Sultan’s hospitality following 5 year stay in Ottoman Empire.
  • 1908 AD, Lisbon regicide of Carlos I and his heir apparent.
  • 1979 AD, Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after exile.
  • 1992 AD, Former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson declared fugitive for failing to appear in court over proceedings related to Bhopal disaster. More than half of a million victims were injured and more than 16 thousand died after methyl isocyanate escaped a pesticide plant operated by Union Carbide under Anderson’s tenure as CEO.
  • 2003 AD, Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry.

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