1718 – Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; new Orleans founded
1768 – Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the pacific ocean
1825 – Uruguay declares independence from Brazil.
1829 – President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
1910 – Yellow cab is founded.
1943 – German occupies impose 72 –hour work week.
1991 – White – Russia declares its independence
2012 -330 people were killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war
1609 – Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1912 – 1st time an aircraft recovers from a spin
1919 – 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane ( Paris – London)
1929 – Graf Zeppelin passes over San Francisco for Los Angles after trans-pacific voyage
1936 – 1st odourless cornstarch is patented in the US by Ralph W.Kerr
1947 – Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speed record of 1,047kph
1958 – Momofuku Ando markets the first package of precooked instant noodles (Chikin Ramen)
1981 – Voyager 2’s closet approach to Saturn (63000 miles/100000 km)
2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft , becomes the 1st spacecraft to enter interstellar space (launched in 1977 )
1804 – Alicia Thornton becomes first female jockey in England riding at knaves mire in Yorkshire.
1895 – US national championship Men’s Tennis, Newport R.I.: Fred Hovey beats defending champion Robert Wren 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major single title
1920 – 1st Woman to win in Olympics (Ethelda Bleibtrey)
1951 – Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game.
1960 – AFL begins placing players names on back of their jerseys
2013 – Canadian Open Women’s Golf , Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher
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