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1492 Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall on a Caribbean island he names San Salvador (likely Watling Island, Bahamas). The explorer believes he has reached East Asia (OS 21 Oct)

1509 Emperor Maximilian leaves Italy

1549 John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, forces the Duke of Somerset out of his office as Lord Protector.

1576 Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as Holy Roman Emperor

1654 The Delft Explosion (gunpowder) devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100

1730 Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark

1776 British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx

1792 First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1822 Second eruption of Galunggung in Java destroys summit of mountain

1854 Lincoln University founded in Pennsylvania as Ashmun Institute

1860 British & French troops capture Beijing

1898 Establishment of the first town council in Mateur

1915 Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford manufactures its 1 millionth automobile at the River Rouge plant in Detroit

1942 US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

1957 First commercial flight between California & Antarctica

1968 Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain

1977 US Supreme Court heard arguments in “reverse discrimination” case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School

1979 The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in Guam, in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip

1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for maintenance of STS 61A mission

1988 Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations

2019 California is the 1st US state to pass law banning sale and manufacture of new fur products


1891 Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated

1900 The first modern submarine is commissioned by the U.S. Navy as the USS Holland, named for its designer John Philip Holland

1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1962 US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology

1964 Launch of Voskhod 1, first time 3 people in space (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)

1969 1st time 5 people in space

1969 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 7 is launched

1972 Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole

1975 NASA launches space vehicle S-195

1992 Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave Observing Project search for occupied planets

2012 The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali


1853 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey’s fans

1872 Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie

1907 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series

1916 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series

1925 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)

1952 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (India) his 1st first class cricket centuries

1964 American Don Schollander swims an Olympic record 53.4s to beat Briton Robert McGregor by 0.1s and win the 100m freestyle gold medal in Tokyo; first of Schollander’s 4 gold medals at the Games

1968 IXX Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico; first Olympics in Latin America

1968 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame

1972 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2

1975 American Jacqueline Hansen runs women’s world record marathon 2:38:19 in the Nike OTC Marathon, Eugene, Oregon

1993 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2

2016 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa

Source : Internet