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HISTORICAL EVENTS


1542 Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V
1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
1643 Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France
1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia
1715 London’s Thames River freezes over
1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1800 Weber’s opera “Das Waldmadchen” premieres in Freiburg
1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification, declaring the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 unconstitutional in and unenforceable in South Carolina, precipitating the Nullification Crisis which presaged the American Civil War
1861 Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens
1916 Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing’s troops will withdraw and each nation’s army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it
1941 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attacks in New York City smog, smoggiest day in city’s history
1985 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
2015 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the country’s general election
2017 Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing Robert Mugabe’s 30-year tenure


SCIENCE


1639 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree – helped establish size of the Solar System
1874 American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire
1903 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth


SPORTS


1869 American Woman’s Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials win their first Championship with a 20-12 win over Regina Roughriders
1938 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
1956 Americans go 1-2 in the men’s 100m final at the Melbourne Olympics; Bobby Morrow and Thane Baker both record hand-timed 10.50s but automatic timing gives gold medal to Morrow
1974 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Montreal Alouettes defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7 on a slick, wet field
1983 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson for the West Indies vs India in Bombay
1989 Sachin Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty aged 16 years 214 days, a record
1991 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0 to win her 2nd straight WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1996

Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore
2018 ICC T20 World Cup Women’s Cricket, Antigua: Ashleigh Gardner with 33 from 26 balls and 3 for 22 leads Australia (106/2) to 4th T20 WC; beat England (105)
2019 Davis Cup Tennis, Madrid: Rafael Nadal beats Denis Shapovalov of Russia 6-3, 7-6 to give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead and a 6th Cup title; first competition under new week-long format at one venue Source : internet