July 9, 1900 CE – The Commonwealth of Australia is Decreed by Queen Victoria

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July 9, 1900 CE – The Commonwealth of Australia is Decreed by Queen VictoriaRate this post The House of Lords and House of Commons, more than 10,000 miles away from six self-governing states in the South Pacific, passed an act to create the federation of Australia, a law decreed by Queen Victoria on July 9th, 1900. After more than 125 years of serving as variously as a prison colony and a collection of independent territories, a new Commonwealth would be officially created on January 1, 1901. The process to create a new nation out of six unique colonies had taken decades. The initial rumblings of the need for sovereignty were […]

July 9 1816 – Argentina declares independence from Spain

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July 9 1816 – Argentina declares independence from Spain4.3 (86.67%) 18 votes The Argentine Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1816 was the culmination of the independence struggle that was sparked off in 1806-07. It also marked the high point of the Argentine War of Independence, initiated in 1810 by patriotic leaders including Juan Jose Castelli, Jose de San Martin, and Manuel Belgrano. The assembly, which met at San Miguel de Tucuman to declare complete independence from Spanish authority, also made provisions for an autonomous constitution and established United Provinces of South America, which remains one of the legal names of the Argentine Republic. The independence of Argentina was recognized […]