1777 – France declares a state of bankruptcy
1780 – American troops are badly defeated by the British at the battle of Camden South Carolina
1812 – American general William hull serenders Detroit without resistance to a smaller British force under general Issac Brock
1896 – Gold is discovered in the Klondike of Canada’s Yukon territory, setting off the Klondike gold rush.
1914 – Liege, Belgium, falls to the Germany army
1930 – British empire games open in Hamilton Canada
1930 – the first color sound cartoon “fiddlesticks” by Ub Iwerks from ex Walt Disney studio is released.
2012 – Wiki leaks founder Julian assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador
1898 – the loop de loop roller coaster having a section of vertical circular spiral track was patented by Edwin Prescott.
1988 – IBM introduced software for Artificial intelligence
1960 – captain joseph W.Kittinger made the longest delayed parachute jump on record when he bailed out of a balloon at 1,02,800 feet.
1743 – Champion of England title holder Jack Broughton publishes rules of the ring – earliest boxing code
1883 – Dutch soccer club Dordrecht is established
1920 – Ray chapman of Indians is hit in head by Yankees pitcher carl mays he dies the next day in only major league fatality
1936 – the berlin Olympics equestrian competition concludes with germany winning all 6 gold medals in an unprecedented team achievement
1997 – for only 2nd time Stanley cup leaves north America
2003 – Cristiano Ronoldo (18) makes his debut for Monchester united and the premier league in 4-0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers
2008- Jamaican sprinter Usain bolt sets new world record of 9.69 seconds to win the coveted 100m gold medal at the Beijing Olympics 2008 summer Olympics.