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1502 Storm ravages Friese coast

1551 English Edward Seymour Duke of Somerset re-arrested

1600 Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines

1674 Emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Fürst Wenzel Lobkowitz

1710 British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia

1757 Austrian troops occupy Berlin

1829 Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)

1841 Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered

1848 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania

1900 Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, agreeing to maintain territorial integrity of China and support ‘open door’ policy called for by US Secretary of State

1905 The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.

1915 Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria

1931 US trunk murderess Winnie Ruth Judd murders two friends then dismembers one of them in Phoenix

1940 Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. is promoted to brigadier general, the first African-American person to become a general in the US military

1964 Indians’ directors vote to keep franchise in Cleveland, rejecting bids by Seattle, Oakland & Dallas

1973 The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent

1991 Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league’s anti-drug agreement

2013 The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate


1916 Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic in the US at 46 Amboy St, Brooklyn

1923 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded

1923 John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland)

1957 USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space

1963 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral

1964 China becomes world’s 5th nuclear power

1969 Soyuz 6 returns to Earth

1976 Soyuz 23 returns to Earth

1985 Challenger vehicle moves to launch pad for STS 61A mission

1985 Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip


1875 1st Quebec vs Ontario football game, Ontario wins

1908 Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club re-organizes as Esquimoux

1909 In his 4th title defence Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in the 12th round at Mission St Arena, Colma, California to retain his heavyweight boxing crown

1909 Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series

1942 National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services

1964 US men’s 4 × 100m medley relay team of Thompson Mann, Bill Craig, Fred Schmidt & Steve Clark swim world record 3:58.4 to beat Germany by 3.2s and win gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics

1985 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2

1994 Shreveport Pirates win first Canadian Football League game, 24-12 at home to Sacramento Gold Miners; fold 1995

2011 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2
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