1969 Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walk on the moon
1970 Aswan Dam completed, allowing the Nile’s floods and droughts to be controlled and generating hydroelectricity
Belgian National Day: (independence from Netherlands and crowning of Leopold I).
Belgium is made up of Dutch-speaking Flanders and French-speaking Wallonia.
Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are also known as the Low Countries.
It was ruled by Franks, including the Merovingian kings and becoming part of the Carolingian Empire under Charlemagne/Charles the Great.
The Eighty Years’ War divided the area between Spain and Austria, and France fought them both until it managed to annex the Low Countries entirely. Later
Napoleon was defeated and it become the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. In 1830 Belgium revolted and gained independence with its own king, Leopold I.
In the First World War Germany invaded and west Belgium was the scene of most Western Front fighting. Germany invaded again in WWII.
Artists like Rubens and Magritte are very famous and Baroque was invented in Belgium.
Tintin is Belgian. The country is also famous for beer, chocolates, waffles and fries with mayonnaise.
Guam Liberation Day (from Japan 1944)