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1251 BC - A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece.

70 - A Roman army under General Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem.

1191 - Third Crusade: Battle of Arsuf - Richard I of England defeats Saladin at Arsuf.

1539 - Guru Angad Dev ji becomes the second Guru of the Sikhs.

1776 - World's first submarine attack: the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship Eagle in New York Harbor.

1812 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Borodino - Napoleon defeats the Russian army of Alexander I near the village of Borodino.

1818 - Carl III of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.

1821 - The Republic of Gran Colombia (a federation covering much of presentday Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador) was established, with Simón Bolívar as the founding President and Francisco de Paula Santander as vice president.

1822 - Brazil declares its independence from Portugal.

1860 - Steamship Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 400 lives.

1864 - American Civil War: Atlanta, Georgia, is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.

1876 - In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are surrounded by an angry mob and are nearly killed.

1901 - The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.


1906 - Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the 1st time successfully.

1907 - Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.

1911 - French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.

1915 - Former cartoonist Johnny Gruelle is given a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll.

1921 - In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.

1927 - The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos.

1927 - The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Taylor Farnsworth.

1940 - World War II: The Blitz - Nazi Germany begins to rain bombs on London. This will be the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing.

1940 - Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.

1943 - A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, kills 55 people.

1950 - Coal mine collapses in New Cumnock, Scotland - 13 miners dead. 116 rescued.

1950 - The gameshow Truth or Consequences debuts on television.

1953 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes head of the Soviet Central Committee.


1963 - The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

1965 - China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.

1965 - Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlight, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Pirahna on the Batangan Peninsula.

1966 - The final new episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show airs (the first episode aired on October 3, 1961).

1969 - Monty Python's Flying Circus airs first episode.

1970 - An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.

1970 - Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.

1971 - The last new episode of The Beverly Hillbillies is aired (the first episode debuted on September 26, 1962).

1977 - The Torrijos-Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The US agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.

1978 - While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Giullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from in a specially-designed umbrella.

1979 - The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

1979 - The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for USD $1 billion to avoid bankruptcy.

1986 - Desmond Tutu becomes the first black to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.

1986 - Gen. Augusto Pinochet, president of Chile, escapes attempted assassination.

1988 - Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan in space, returns aboard the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz TM-5 after 9 days on the Mir space station

1996 - In Las Vegas, Nevada, actor and recording artist Tupac Shakur is shot several times after attending a boxing match, he dies six days later.

1997 - The first test flight of the F-22A Raptor takes place.

1998 - Google is founded.

1999 - A major earthquake close to Athens, Greece, results to the collapse of few buildings in the area. About 150 people are killed.

2004 - The Serbian government backs a decision by Minister of Education and Sport Ljiljana ?oli? to require the teaching of both creationism and evolution in schools.

2005 - Apple Computer introduced the iPod nano, a revolutionary full-featured iPod that holds 1,000 songs yet is thinner than a standard #2 pencil and less than half the size of competitive players.

2005 - Apple Computer announced iTunes 5.

2005 - First presidential election was held in Egypt


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