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HISTORICAL EVENTS


1511 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
1555 William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
1659 Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain
1774 First City Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry formed at Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia – oldest US military unit still in service
1796 Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I’s French forces beat Austrians in Italy
1831 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia
1856 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
1877 Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia
1889 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & San Francisco
1905 The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
1980 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station
2000 A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.


SCIENCE


1913 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut
1913 The first ship sails through the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
1945 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
1951 Britain reports development of the world’s first nuclear-powered heating system
1967 Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon
1970 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse


SPORTS


1883 British Open Men’s Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Fernie beats defending champion Bob Ferguson 1-up in 36-hole playoff
1928 Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years
1931 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
1959 SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year
1991 In an all-American final Pete Sampras wins his first of 5 ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Jim Courier in Frankfurt, Germany
2013 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
2018 Ireland beats Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand, 16-9 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin; first victory over the All Blacks ever on home soil; flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
2019 21 year old Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in London to become the youngest winner of the ATP Finals in 18 years Source : Internet