Monday, September 4, 2023

This week in history #36

Last week's photos:
1963 March on Washington
1997 Princess Diana
1666 Great Fire of London
1752 Gregorian Calendar

Last year we looked at obscure holidays. This year, let’s look at major world events that occurred each week.  Make your best guess in the comments as to the years of each event.  No googling!

Week #36

September 4, ____ - Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan.

September 4, ____ - Los Angeles was founded, with the original name El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles (The Town of the Queen of the Angels).

September 7, ____ - Brazil declared its independence from Portugal after 322 years as a colony.

September 8, ____ - A hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing over 8000 persons and destroying over 2500 buildings, making it the worst natural disaster in US history.

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