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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1515 Thomas Wolsey is invested as an English Cardinal

1577 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

1620 Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

1688 Prince Willem III’s army lands at Torbay, England; the ‘Glorious Revolution’ commences

1720 Pirates Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

1777 Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, is approved by the Continental Congress

1806 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue

1854 In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.

1884 European Colonization and trade in Africa is officially regulated at the international Berlin Conference, formalizing European powers “Scramble for Africa”

1932 Walt Disney Art School created

1979 In Parliament Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, exposed as 4th man in Soviet spy ring. He was then stripped of his knighthood and fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge

2000 New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India

2014 The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government’s handling of the case

2017 Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi” sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork

2019 Pakistan becomes the 1st country to introduce a vaccine against typhoid, targeting 10 million children

SCIENCE

1837 Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system of writing

1904 King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade

1946 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

1961 Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth

1971 Intel advertises 4004-processor

1972 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays

1988 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)

SPORTS

1900 Dutch soccer club NEC is established in Nijmegen

1913 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Perth: Australian Ernie Parker beats NZ namesake Harry Parker 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

1935 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated

1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pakistan XI v MCC, Lahore

1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

2013 Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day

2015 Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-2 win and 9th title for the home country