Saturday, February 7, 2009

On February 7

On this day in ...
... 1992, in a move aimed at further regional integration, the foreign and finance ministers from the 12 countries in the European Community signed the Treaty on European Union and the Maastricht Final Act, both of which had been approved 2 months earlier in the southern Netherlands town of Maastricht. This event transformed what'd been known as the EC into the EU, or European Union. (photo credit)
... 1974 (35 years ago), Grenada gained independence from Britain. Today the Caribbean island nation (flag below right), twice the size of Washington, D.C., is a sovereign state within the Commonwealth of Nations.

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