30 Days of History - Day 3

in #history3 years ago

Welcome to the 30 Days of History challenge.

Day 3: Today in History - August 11, 2021

I. August 11, 1492

The 214th Pope, Rodrigo Borgia Alexander VI was elected as the papacy.

His tenure was quite controversial

Interestingly, August 11, 1978, was the funeral of Pope Paul VI.


II. August 11, 1906

The patent for a talking film was awarded to French Eugène Augustin Lauste. This marked a remarkable turn in the history of Cinema.

Here’s a nice watch


III. August 11, 1912

The Sultan of Morrocco, Mulai Hafid, who started ruling in 1908 left his throne in 1912 after serious internal dissent. Not the first time, “internal dissent” has led a King of Morroco to shift his stance.

IV. August 11, 1972

The U.S Army finally withdrew the last of its troops from Vietnam. Not the first and last time, U.S has ruined many sovereign nations.

Here’s a summary of the Vietnam war: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War

The US role in it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_in_the_Vietnam_War

and a video

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