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1386 Opening of the University of Heidelberg

1534 New pursuit of French protestants

1572 Spanish troops attack Maastricht

1648 1st labor organization forms in North American colonies (Boston Shoemakers)

1672 Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Buczacz

1748 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle signed, ending War of Austrian Succession

1767 Mason-Dixon line, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania is agreed upon

1776 Battle of Pelham: Colonel John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx

1860 The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.

1898 American flag raised in Puerto Rico

1912 The First Balkan War breaks out, with Bulgaria, Serbia, and Greece opposed to Turkey

1918 Czechoslovakia declares independence from Austro-Hungarian Empire

1944 Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II

1955 University of California discovers anti-proton

1992 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities

2003 Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia

2013 Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria


1878 Edison makes electricity available for household use

1892 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)

1909 Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m

1922 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation

1954 Texas Instruments Inc. announces the first transistor radio.

1962 US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon

1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

1967 Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus

1969 Soyuz 8 returns to Earth

1989 US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit

2019 1st all-female spacewalk by NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir outside the International Space Station


1873 1st football game between Toronto Argonauts & Hamilton Tigers

1889 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)

1930 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day

1952 Vinoo Mankad takes 13 Pakistan wkts to win 1st India-Pak clash

1964 Australian swimmer Kevin Berry sets world record 2:06.6 to beat American Carl Robie by 0.9s and win the men’s 200m backstroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics

2013 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2