Return to Daily IQ 1900One People, One DestinyThe British Parliament proclaimed that as of Jan. 1, 1901, the six Australian colonies would be united at the Commonwealth of Australia. 1816 Argentina formally declared independence from Spain. 1850 Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the U.S., died after only 16 months in office. 1872 The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel of Thomaston, Me. 1896 William Jennings Bryan delivered his "cross of gold" speech at the Democratic National Convention. 1974 Former U.S. chief justice Earl Warren died in Washington, DC. 1997 Boxer Mike Tyson was temporarily banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear. 2002 Baseball's All-Star Game ended in a tie after 11 innings. Both sides had run out of pitchers. 2011 After more than 50 years of struggle, South Sudan declares independence and becomes Africa's 54th state. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?