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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1640 – Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish covenant er force at the Battle of New burn.

1833 – Britain’s Slavery Act gains royal assent

1898 – Caleb Braham renames his carbonated soft drink “pepsi-cola”

1913 –   Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace palace in the Hague

1916 – Germany declares war on Romania  

1937 – Toyota Motors become an independent company

1963 – Martian Luther King Jr. Delivers his “I have a dream” speech addressing the march on Washington for jobs and freedom civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

1971 – US dollar is allowed to float against the Japanese yen for the first time.

1973–  6.8 quake centred in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527

1973 – India and Pakistan sign POW accord.

1994 – 1st Japanese gay pride parade

SCIENCE

1789 – William Herschel discovers Saturn’s moon Enceladus

1845 – Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue

1884 – first known  photograph of tornado is made near Howard, South Dakota

1922 – WEAF in NYC airs first radio commercial (Queensboro Realty – $100 for 10 mins)

1925 – Meteorite falls on Elle meet, Schouwen Devil island.

1964 – US Weather satellite Nimbus 1 Launched

1974- Soyuz 15 returns to earth.

1993 – A picture was taken showing the first moon of an asteroid.

2013 – China and Russia Walk out of a UN Security council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria’s use of chemical weapons

2017 – Kenya brings in Worlds toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US $ 38,000 fine and four years jail.

SPORTS

1918 – Tris speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly

1922 – 1st Walker cup: US beats England 8-4

1929 – English cricketer Frank Woolley scores his 100th first class hundred

1972 –   Soviet gymnast Olga korbut becomes media darling at the Munich Olympics : wins gold in  the teams all-round ; follows with 2 gold and a silver

1992 – test cricket debut of Muttiah muralidharan , vs Australia at Colombo.

2004 – The US Women’s basketball team goes through the Athens Olympics undefeated to take out it’s 5th Olympic gold medal, beating Australia 74-63 in the final
Source : Internet
PC : Swanton Public Library