History today

History today

> 1906: The city of Naples was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
> 1921: Revolutionary leader San Yat-Sen became the first President of the Chinese Republic.
> 1934: The civil disobedience movement came to a stop. The Simon Commission was a group of seven British Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom, under the chairmanship of Sir John Simon.
> 1940: Booker T. Washington became the first black American to have a picture on a postage stamp.
> 1948: Establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO).
> 1996: Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya set a world record for a half-century off 17 balls in the Singers Cup.
> 2012: 130 Pakistani soldiers died of landslides in Siachen.