05 February 2013

Timeline February 5 & 6

February 5
1576  Henry of Navarre abjured Catholicism at Tours and rejoined the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
1631  Roger Williams emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony. [My 10th Great-Grandfather]
1909  Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announced the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
2003  Secretary of State Colin Powell urged the U.N. Security Council to move against Iraq, saying that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was harboring terrorists - claims that later turned out to be false.

February 6
1665  Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, was born.
1685  James II of England and VII of Scotland became King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
1802  Sir Charles Wheatstone, English physicist, was born.
1952  Britain's King George VI died, He was succeeded by his daughter, Elizabeth II.

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