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HISTORICAL EVENTS


1491 An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.
1519 City of Havana moved to its current location to avoid mosquito infestations
1572 Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Netherlands
1632 Battle of Lützen: Sweden beats imperial armies under Albrect von Wallenstein
1700 Monarch of Brandenburg becomes king of Prussia
1764 Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac
1776 British troops capture Fort Washington during American Revolution
1805 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
1840 New Zealand officially becomes a British colony
1894 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1914 Federal Reserve System formally opens
1920 Australia’s Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
1943 World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
1945 Founding of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
1965 Walt Disney launches Epcot Center: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
1973 Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit
1995 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery
1997 After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People’s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
2002 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their “claws and teeth” and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people
2010 In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place
2017 19 countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany
2019 Samoa declares state of emergency over measles epidemic closing all schools after six deaths

SCIENCE

1875 William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
1938 LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland
1965 Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)
1982 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space, completing its 1st operational flight
2002 The first case of SARS is recorded in Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China, though is not identified until much later. First patient is thought to be a farmer in the city.


SPORTS

1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
1978 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
1982 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
1984 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
1997 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
2003 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins his first of 6 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–0, 6–4 victory over American Andre Agassi in the final in Houston, Texas
2013 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies Source : Internet