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
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.
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
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