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1422 – Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of  9 months

1745 – Jacobite Rising 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle, Scotland

1751 – British Troops under sir Robert Clive  occupy Arcot, India

1837 – Ralph Waldo Emerson gives his famous “The American Scholar” speech to phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, declares American literary independence from Europe

1886 – 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, South Carolina, 110 die.

1886 – Crocker Woolworth National Bank organized

1894 – The Industrial conciliation and Arbitration Act passed by Richard Seddon’s Liberal government, making New Zealand and first country in the World to outlaw strikes in favour of compulsory arbitration.

1907 – Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet

1907 – Britain,  Russia, & France form Triple Entente

1910 – Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a ‘square deal’: property shall be ‘the servant and not the master of the common wealth’

1957 – Federation of Malaya gains independence from Great Britain

1987 – South Africa’s longest mine strike in history ends

1988 – 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle  begins

1997 – Diana, Princess of Wales dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in paris

2006 – Stolen on August 22,2004, Edvard Munch’s famous painting “the Scream” is recovered from a raid by Norwegian police. The painting was said to be in a better – than – expected condition

2018 – 19 year old  Indonesian boy rescued after 49 days afloat when his floting fish trap became adrift


1842 – Micah Rugg patents a nuts and bolts machine

1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope  (Kinetographic camera) a device which produces moving pictures

1909 – A J Reach co patents cork-centered  baseball

1998 – North Korea reportedly launches Kwangmyongsong, its  first satellite.

2012 – Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan


1881 – 1st US men’s single tennis championship (Newport, Rhode island)

1891 – 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 &won 12-0)

1904 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier 10-8, 6-4, 9-7 for his lone major singles tittle.

1909 – Swedish runner Thure Johansson runs world record marathon (2:40:34:2) in Stockholm

1924 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06:2)

1959 – 48th Davis Cup : Australia beats USA in New York(3-2)

1993 – Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings

1994 – Pentium computer beats world chess champ Garry Kasparov

2019 – Minnesota twins smash 6 HRs in 10-7 loss to the Tigers in Detroit ; break MLB record by hitting 268th home run of the season.

Source : Internet
PC : ABC News