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1467 Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege

1508 Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre

1591 Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX

1665 Battle of Mbwila [Ambuila]: Portuguese defeat forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King Antonio I of Kongo / Nvita a Nkanga

1709 England & Netherlands sign anti-French “Barrieretraktaat”

1727 Severe earthquake in New England

1792 Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

1811 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

1863 International Committee of Red Cross forms as result Geneva held conference (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)

1918 German sailors refuse to obey orders to fight British naval forces and lead a revolt in the naval ports of Wilhelmshaven, beginning the German Revolution

1923 Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)

1947 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union

1967 London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.

1998 Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras.

2018 New research says cacao tree first used in Ecuador by Mayo Chinchipe culture, 5000 years ago, not in central America as previously thought

2011 Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.

2018 New research says cacao tree first used in Ecuador by Mayo Chinchipe culture, 5000 years ago, not in central America as previously thought


1814 “Demologos”, 1st steam-powered warship, is launched

1872 J S Risdon patents metal windmill

1932 French liner Normandie is launched

1945 First ballpoint pen goes on sale, manufactured by Biro

1958 Dr F Mason Sones is first doctor to perform a coronary angiogram

1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E

1988 First scheduled Soviet shuttle launch (postponed)

1998 Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.


1889 “World Championship” Baseball Series, Polo Grounds, NYC: defending champion NY Giants (NL) beat Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA), 3-2 in Game 9 to claim series, 6-3

1939 NHL Babe Seibert Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3

1950 2nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Rexford wins

1959 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

1986 Kirk Muller scores NJ Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6

2008 World Series Baseball: Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second title in their 126-year history; MVP: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels

2014 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants’ 3rd title in 5 years; MVP: SF starter Madison Bumgarner

2018 World Scrabble Championship won for the fourth time by New Zealand Malaysian Nigel Richards with the word “groutier” (bad-tempered)