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HISTORIC EVENTS

1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg bible is completed.

1608 – 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India.

1814 – British forces capture Washington D.C and destroy many landmarks

1853 – the first potato chips was prepared by chef George Crum at moon’s lake house, New York.

1904 – Battle of Liao-Yang 200000 Japanese against 150000 Russian, Japanese tactical victory.

1914–  Battle of Bergen : Germans defeat Belgian/ British troops

1961 – Windward Island’s Airways International (Win air) forms.

1967 – Liberian flag Designed

1991 – Ukraine declares independence from USSR

2011 – Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple Inc., and is succeeded by Tim Cook , as a result  of his illness.

2012 – Monsoon rains and floods kill 26 people in Pakistan.

SCIENCE

1891 – Thomas Edison got patents motion picture camera.

1932 – 1st transcontinental non – stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart

1966 – USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around moon.

1993 – Mars Observer comes closest to Mars

1995 – Microsoft debuts Windows 95

2006 – The international Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term “planet” such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet.

SPORTS

1883 – US national Championship men’s tennis, Newport R.I : two – time defending champion Richard

sears wins 3rd straight title; beats James Dwight  6-2, 6-0, 9-7.

1908 – Tommy burns Kos Bill squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title.

 1923 – Paavo Nurmi of  Finland runs world record 3 mile time of  14:11:2 in Stockholm; intermediate time during 5000m event. 

1984 – Pat Bradley sets LPGA record for holes with a 28 during 2nd round of Columbia savings national at Green Gables CC, Denver, CO

2004 – Future 8 time Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt of Jamaica finishes 5th in his 200m heat in 21.05 , Failing to qualify for the second round at the Athens Olympics.

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