Tung Cheehwa Became Hong Kong’s Leader

Chinese shipping magnate Tung Cheehwa won the Hong Kong election Continue reading

Sveinn Björnsson Elected First President of Iceland

Denmark Minister, Sveinn Björnsson, was elected the first President of Iceland upon Iceland’s Declaration of Independence from Denmark Continue reading

Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s First Executive President

Prime Minister Robert Gabriel Mugabe became Zimbabwe's (formerly Rhodesia) first Executive President on December 31, 1987. Continue reading

Liberator of Ecuador

Free Ecuador leader, Antonio Jose de Sucre was the chief general of Simon Bolivar in the struggle for South American independence from Spain. Continue reading

General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Josef Stalin

Josef Stalin was the first General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1922. Continue reading

Colombia President, Francisco de Paula Santander

President Colombia, Francisco de Paula Santander a confederate and opponent of Simon Bolivar who fought to liberate Colombia (New Granada) from Spanish rule. Continue reading

Benito Pablo Juarez

Benito Pablo Juárez García (Spanish: [beˈnito ˈpaβlo ˈxwaɾes gaɾˈsi.a] (listen); 21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872) was a Mexican lawyer and politician, who served as the 26th president of Mexico from 1858 until his death in 1872. Continue reading

Mexican President Benito Pablo Juarez

Mexican President Benito Pablo Juarez was a liberal-democratic reformer who served from 1861 to 1872. Continue reading

Mexican Emperor Ferdinand Maximilian

Austrian archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph became Mexican Emperor in 1864 with backing from France. Continue reading

Offa – King of Mercia

Offa was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796. Continue reading