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Things to Remember On 8 Sept

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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1504 – Michelangelo’s statue of David is unveiled in Florence

1522 – Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Megellan)

1689 – China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk ( Nierchul )

1755 – Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York : British army bbeats French

1796 – Battle of Bassano – French beat Austrians

1831 – William IV is crowned King of Great Britain

1858 – Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech “you may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time”

1916 – US president Woodrow Wilson signs the emergency revenue Act, doubling the rate of tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax

1954 – Japan signs peace treaty with 48 counters in San Francisco

2019 – Cargo ship Golden Ray catches fire and capsizes in St Simons Sound, off Coast of Georgia, trapping four crew inside.

SCIENCE

1894 – Employed by Thomas Edison, William K.L Dickson films first boxing match at west Orange, New Jersey, an exhibition between world heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and peter  Courtney

1930 – Richard Drew creates Scotch tape

1944 – 1st V-2 rockets land in London & Antwerp

1959 – The Asian institute of Technology (AIT) is established

1967 – Surveyor 5 launched; makes soft landing on moon sept 10

1983 – NASA launches RCA – 6

2004 – The NASA launched unnamed spacecraft Genesis crash- lands when its parachute fails to open

SPORTS

1868 – New York Athletic club forms

1915 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills NY: William Johnston beats Maurice McLoughlin 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8 in first US event held at West side Tennis club, forest Hills, New York

1939 – Indian Bob Feller, 20 is Youngest pitcher to win 20 games

1960 – American sprinter Wilma Rudolph wins her third gold medal of the Rome Olympics anchoring the US 4 X 100m relay team; earlier won 100/200 m double

2001 – US open Women’s Tennis : Venus Williams successfully defends title; beats younger sister Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4,

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