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1477 First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton
1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope
1626 St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated, replacing an earlier basilica on the same site and becoming the world’s largest Christian basilica
1738 France & Austria sign peace treaty
1755 Worst quake in Massachusetts Bay area strikes Boston; no deaths reported
1803 Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French
1833 Netherlands & Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven
1883 Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada
1902 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
1943 U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
1976 Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship
2003 In England, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective
2007 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
2015 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
2019 World wind speeds have risen, 3x faster since 2010 than previous decades of decline, according to Princeton study published in “Nature Climate Change”


1911 Britain’s first seaplane flies
1913 Lincoln Deachey becomes the first American pilot to perform an aircraft loop-the-loop in his Curtiss aeroplane near San Diego
1928 Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon
1955 Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight
1961 US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed
1970 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon


1899 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
1984 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17; Winnipeg scores final 44 points of the game
1984 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
1990 1st Solheim Cup Women’s Golf, Lake Nona G & CC: US beats Europe 11½-4½ in inaugural event; Kathy Whitworth US captain; Mickey Walker Europe skipper
1993 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
2001 Home crowd favourite Leyton Hewitt wins his first of 2 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Frenchman Sébastien Grosjean in Sydney, Australia Source : Internet