“Efemérides” is and Spanish word that means the anniversaries of significant events which took place on this day in history. Let´s see below what happened a day like today, but many years ago…
A day like today, May 23rd…
1430 – Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundies who sold her to the English.
1493 – Ferdinand and Isabella ordered the shipment to the new continent of 25 horses of the kingdom of Granada.
1785 – Benjamin Franklin announced the invention of bifocals.
1822 – Begins work on the world’s first public railway (Stockton-Darlington) in England.
1854 – Buenos Aires province, separated from the Confederacy, sanctions its own Constitution.
1893 – Maxim restaurant opens’s in Paris.
1911 – Is based in Buenos Aires Museo Social Argentino.
1913 – Thomas Edison invents a telephone recorder.
1915 – World War I: Italy declares war on Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1934 – Police kill the pair of bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde.
1936 – Popular Argentinean Obelisk is inaugurated and a new section of widening of Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1949 – it is proclaimed the Federal Republic of Germany.
1951 – born Yevgenievich Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player.
1986 – Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa receives Prince of Asturias Award for Letters.
At CEDIC Institute, our Spanish School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, our students not only study the Spanish language but also learn about the Latin America Culture. During the Spanish classes our students have the possibility of speak in Spanish about their own traditions and customs.
Hoy es lunes 23 de mayo de 2011.