This Day In History
The French legislature abolished slavery throughout all territories of the French Republic.
Japan occupied Harbin, China. With the establishment of Manchukuo, Japanese troops occupied Harbin on this day.
Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
Students of the University of Dhaka and other institutions gathered on the university premises and warned the government to withdraw its proposal to write Bengali in Arabic script, and insisted on the recognition of Bengali.
Facebook, a mainstream online social network is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. There are more than 500 million active users currently on Facebook.