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1632 - 300 colonists bound for New France depart Dieppe, France.

1829 - In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the first typewriter.

1862 - American Civil War: Henry W. Halleck takes command of the Union Army.

1881 - The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world's oldest international sport federation, was founded.

1903 - Dr. Ernst Pfenning of Chicago, Illinois becomes the first owner of a Ford Model A.

1914 - Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia allowing the Austrians to find out who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand. When Serbia denies Austria-Hungary their demands World War I is sparked on July 28, 1914

1926 - Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.

1936 - In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of socialist and communist parties.

1940 - US Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles`s declaration on the US non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

1942 - The Treblinka extermination camp is opened

1942 - Hitler signed the Operation Edelweiss.

1952 - Establishment of the European Coal and Steel community.

1952 - General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser - the real power behind the coup) in the overthrow of King Farouk of Egypt.


1956 - The Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs.

1961 - Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) founded in Nicaragua.

1962 - Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal.

1967 - 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city (43 killed, 342 injured and ~1,400 buildings burned).

1970 - Qaboos ibn Sa?id, becomes Sultan of Oman.

1972 - The United States launches Landsat 1, first Earth-resources satellite.

1973 - Robert Anton Wilson, the occultist/philosopher, either achieved contact with extraterrestrials from Sirius or started a long-term period of having wild hallucinations, depending on which way you want to look at it.

1982 - The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.

1982 - Actor Vic Morrow and two child actors are killed on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie when a helicopter spins out of control.

1983 - Gimli Glider: Air Canada flight 143 crash-lands in Gimli, Manitoba.

1984 - Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.

1986 - In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.

1997 - Digital Equipment Company files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.


1997 - Spree killer Andrew Cunanan commits suicide in the upstairs bedroom aboard a Miami houseboat to avoid capture by the police

1999 - Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan, is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morroco at the death of his father.

1999 - Hijack of ANA Flight 61 in Tokyo.

2001 - Megawati Soekarnoputri becomes the fifth President of Indonesia, replacing Abdurrahman Wahid.

2003 - Operation Warrior Sweep is the first major military deployment of the Afghan National Army.

2004 - Eleven years after its destruction, Stari most (the Old Bridge) in Mostar is reopened.

2006 - Intel releases Core 2 Duo - CPU based on new Core architecture.


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