2 February It happened today…….


1709  Alexander Selkirk rescued after more than four years alone on a desert island. His experiences used by Daniel Defoe as the basis for his novel “Robinson Crusoe”.

1878  Greece declared war on Turkey

1943  The German Army offers its surrender at Stalingrad.

1986  Liechtenstein allows women the vote for the first time.

1989  Soviet occupation of Afghanistan ends.



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