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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1400 – Owain Glyndwr is declared Prince Wales by his followers

1575 – King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to the Huguenots

1654 – Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland

1668 – King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France

1729 – French troops occupy Bergen on Zoom

1795 – British capture Capetown, South Africa from the Dutch

1810 – Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, calling for the end of Spanish rule (Mexican Independence Day)

1847 – Shakespeare Birthplace Trust buys bard’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

1893- Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, opens white settlement homesteaders

1922 – Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia

1941 – Adolf Hitler orders that for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavs should be killed

1970 – King Hussein of Jordan forms military government

2015 – 700 million malaria cases prevented in Africa since 2000 in report by university of oxford in “Nature” journal

SCIENCE

1906 – Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and  Alistair Mackay claim to have discovered the Magnetic Pole in Antarctica

1975 – The prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight

1987 – USSR nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1996 – Space shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space

1997 – Apple computer Inc names co-founder Steve jobs interim CEO

SPORTS

1906 – Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

1922 – US National Championship Men’s Germantown cc, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins third straight US singles title; beats fellow American Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2,6-3, 6-4

1951 – US Open Women’s Golf, Druid hills GC: Betsy Rawls wins first of her 8 major titles, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Louise suggs.

1988 – Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test cricket double vs Australia

1996 – 1st one day international in Canada, India vs Pakistan at Toronto

2000 – Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining  Mark McGwire

2018 – Cycling land speed record broken for men and women by Denise Mueller-Korenek riding 183.932 mph (269.010kmh) Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. Source : Internet