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What Happened On This Day in Politics

1804-Jan-01 Haiti declared its independence from France

1994-May-10 Nelson Mandela sworn in as the first black president of South Africa

1964-Dec-12 Kenya became a republic

1940-May-10 Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister, replacing Neville Chamberlain

1997-Jul-01 The United Kingdom returned Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China

1921-Jul-01 The Communist Party of China (CPC) was formed, and Chen Duxiu was elected its leader

1949-Dec-27 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed the papers to grant independence to Indonesia

1767-Dec-28 King Taksin was crowned King of Thailand (Siam)

1836-Dec-28 Spain recognized the independence of Mexico by signing the Santa María–Calatrava Treaty

1835-Dec-29 The Treaty of New Echota was signed between the United States Government and representatives of a minority Cherokee Political Faction

1993-Jan-01 Czechoslovakia was divided into two independent states

1959-Jan-01 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista ousted by Castro-led revolution

1863-Jan-01 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation

1945-Oct-24 The United Nations was officially established

1990-Jan-03 Panamanian dictator Noriega surrendered to the United States

2002-Jan-02 The Legislative Assembly appointed Eduardo Duhalde as interim President of Argentina

1917-Apr-02 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany

1964-Jun-12 Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison

2018-Jun-12 The 2018 North Korea–United States Summit was held in Singapore

1903-Nov-06 The USA recognized the independence of Panama

1991-Jul-10 Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as the first elected President of Russia

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