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1446   The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea

1558   Mérida is founded in Venezuela

1597   Eighty Years War: Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange with English support captures Breevoort, Netherlands from the Spanish

1621   Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin

1701   Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven

1740    Dutch governor general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8,000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia

1794    French troops occupy Hertogenbosch

1799    Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast

1806    Prussia declares war on France

1824    Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica

1835    The Royal College, Colombo, established with the name Hillstreet Academy in Sri Lanka

1870    Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree

1888    Washington Monument opens for public admittance

1914    German troops take Antwerp in World War I

1926    NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms

1945    British troops occupy Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal

1962    Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom

1970    Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

1980    Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czesław Miłosz

2012    Serge Haroche and David Wineland win the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for work on quantum optics

2013    Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel win the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on multiscale models for complex chemical systems

2014    Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

2015   The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

2019   Nearly 1 million people in northern California have their power cut by Pacific Gas and Electric to prevent wildfires amid high winds


1855   American inventor Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor

1855   Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (musical instrument)

1876   1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires

1930   1st transcontinental flight by a woman completed, Laura Ingalls

1936   Hoover dam begins transmitting electricity to Los angels

1942   Statute of Westminster 1931 passed by the Australian parliament, formalises Australian autonomy

1947   First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane

1958   Israeli navy inaugrates its first submarine

1962   NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m

1977   Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock

1984   Astronaut Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space during a Space Shuttle Challenger mission (STS-41-G)

2006   North Korea conducts its first nuclear test, with an estimated yield of between 0.4-2 kilotons

2009   First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program

2014   Gatwick, Heathrow and JFK airports enhance screening for the Ebola virus


1905   Philadelphia A’s meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0

1910   Nap Lajorie challenges Ty Cobb batting average with 8 hits, 6 were bunts as Brown’s 3rd baseman Red Corriden played deep, Cobb still won

1920   1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1

1961   World Series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1

1973   Warriors-Cavalier game in Cleveland postponed because of wet floors

1974   MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1

1989   27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)

1997   North Carolina’s record winning college basketball coach Dean Smith retires Source : Internet