Monday, July 10, 2023

This week in history #28

Last week's photos:
1976 Entebbe
1885 Rabies vaccine
1868 14th amendment
1898 Hawaii annex

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 #28

July 10, ____ - The Bahamas gained independence after 250 years as a British Crown Colony.

July 10, ____ - Boris Yeltsin became the first popularly elected president in Russia's history.

July 14, ____ - The fall of the Bastille occurred.

July 16, ____ - A small plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., with his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren as passengers, disappeared off radar. Five days later, the bodies were recovered from the plane wreckage in 116 feet of water.


  1. I hope your house isn't one of those sliding into the sea.

    1) Bahamas Independence 1973

    2) Yeltsin Inauguration 1991

    3) Bastille. It was stormed many times, but I guess you meant during the Revolution, so 1789

    4) Slips my mind. I know it is in there, but it is hiding at the moment.

    1. a. not yet, thankfully
      1. yep
      2. yep
      3. yep
      4. would be interesting to learn exactly what is hiding in there with it!

    2. I don't think he is hiding from my brain. I think he is hiding from his cousin's political ambitions, because his was such a different view of the world.