1590 – Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.
1605 – The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
1694 – Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink & 3,000 die
1779 – John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Great Britain
1822 – French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces he has deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics using the Rosetta Stone
1916 – 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
1919 – Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members
1928 – The Nationalist Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
1937 – 1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion NY)
1953 – Typhoon destroys one third of Nagoya, Japan
1985 – Hurricane Gloria’s 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
1989 – Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
2001 – At its two-day meeting in Vienna, OPEC decides to keep its production quotas unchanged at 23.2 million barrels per day, despite crude oil being at its lowest price levels since 1999
2012 – UN publicly releases documents from China and Japan detailing their contesting claims for the Senkoku Islands
2018 – India’s Supreme Court rules overturns 158-year old rule, section 497, decriminalizing adultery because it was discriminatory against women
1825 – George Stephenson’s “Locomotion No. 1” becomes the 1st steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line, the Stockton and Darlington Railway in England
1892 – Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
1905 – The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².
1908 – Henry Ford’s first Ford Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan
1910 – 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)
1960 – Europe’s 1st “moving pavement” (travelator), opens at Bank station on the London Underground
1962 – US sells Israel Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
1973 – Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
2003 – Smart 1 satellite is launched.
2008 – CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.
2012 – The Mars Curiosity rover discovers what evidence of a fast-moving streambed-in Mars
2012 The 2004 Japanese discovery of the 133th element has been confirmed
2015 – A “Supermoon” coincides with a lunar eclipse creating a “Blood Moon” over much of the earth
1879 – British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins by 3 shots from countrymen Jamie Allen & Andrew Kirkaldy; 3rd consecutive title
1917 – EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth
1919 – Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth takes his MLB home run record to 29 with a 3rd inning blast in a 7-5 defeat at the Washington Senators’ Griffith Stadium
1936 – First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
1970 – Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
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