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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1404 – Brussels Brabant’s / Limburgse audit-office established

1580 – Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind

1629 – Sweden & Poland signs Peace of Altmark

1687 – Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks, damaging the Parthenon

1733 – France, Spain & Sardinia sign anti-German covenant

1738 – Scottish philosopher David Hume enters into a contract to publish the first two volumes of his seminal work “A Treatise of Human Nature” with John Noon in London

1777 – British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution

1786 – Britain & France sign trade agreement

1810 – A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.

1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce

1939 – German seaplane shoots KLM-aircraft (1 killed)

1944 – World War II: Battle of Arnhem ends in Allied failure as German forces link up on both sides of the Lower Rhine river and mop up last British resistance

1945 – All old Dutch banknotes declared invalid

1946 – 1st edition of TinTin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993

1950 – Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England

1972 – American Museum of Immigration dedicated

1972 – Norway rejects membership in European Common Market

1989- Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons

1990 – Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating

2000 – Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.

2014 – World Health Organizations estimates that Ebola death toll has reached 3,091 – with Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone hit hardest

2017 – The video game Fortnite: Battle Royale is released, eventually becoming one of the most popular games worldwide

SCIENCE

1887 – Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone

1934 – British liner Queen Mary is launched

1980 – Soyuz 38 returns to Earth

1988 – US space shuttle STS-26 launched

1991 – 2 year experimental Biosphere 2 in Oracle Arizona begins

1996 – Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), lands

2019 – WHO announces 800,000 children in DR Congo will be vaccinated in nine days in worlds’s largest measles epidemic that has taken over 3,500 lives

SPORTS

1861 – British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. beats Willie Park Sr. by 4 strokes

1874 – 1st Grand International Rifle match held

1908 – Ed Ruelbach becomes the first person to pitch a doubleheader shutout in major league baseball

1948 – Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914

1962 – LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills becomes first player in MLB history to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)

1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).

1993 – Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4

1995 – Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1

Source : Internet