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1787 – Shays’ Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Captain Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield MA

0041 – After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate

0844 – Gregory IV begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1327 – King Edward III accedes to the English throne aged 14, after his mother Isabella of France, and her lover Roger Mortimer depose his father Edward II

1504 – The English Parliament passed statutes against retainers and liveries to curb private warfare.

1533 – England’s King Henry VIII secretly married his second wife Anne Boleyn. Boleyn later gave birth to Elizabeth I.

1554 – Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary

1579 – The Treaty of Utrecht was signed marking the beginning of the Dutch Republic.

1655 – Duchy of Savoy orders expulsion or conversion of non-Catholic householders in Waldensian communities in Piedmont

1775 – Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)

1787 – Shays’ Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Captain Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield MA   https://www.history.com/topics/early-us/shays-rebellion

1791 – British Parliament approves bill splitting the old province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.

1799 – Eliakim Spooner patented the seeding machine.

1848 – Last convict ship to Port Phillip in Victoria, the Marion, disembarks passengers.

1851 – Sojourner Truth addresses first Black Women’s Rights Convention (Akron)

1858 – Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” was presented for the first time at the wedding of the daughter of Queen Victoria and the Crown Prince of Prussia.

1865 – The CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia

1870 – G.D. Dows patented the ornamental soda fountain.

1890 – The United Mine Workers of America was founded.

1904 – 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick PA

1910 – Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem

1915 – In New York, Alexander Graham Bell spoke to his assistant in San Francisco, inaugurating the first transcontinental telephone service.

1940 – Nazi decrees the establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland

1945 – Grand Rapids MI becomes first US city to fluoridate its water

1946 – The United Mine Workers rejoined the American Federation of Labor.

1950 – A federal jury in New York City found former State Department official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury.

1955 – Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years

1957 – FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for the USSR

1961 – John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, DC. The event was carried on radio and television.

1964 – Nike was founded. The company was originally named Blue Ribbon Sports.

1970 – Robert Altman’s “M*AS*H,” premieres

1971 – Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders

1977 – The world’s first solar power plant is opened, The solar furnace in Odeillo, France was the first power plant providing alternative energy.

1980 – Finance Minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr is elected president of Iran

1981 – The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States and were reunited with their families.

1986 – General Tito Okello’s government flees Kampala Uganda

1991 – Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government

1993 – Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.

1995 – The Norwegian Rocket Incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile

1996 – Leilani Muir awarded $750,000 by Alberta judge; she was wrongly diagnosed as mentally disabled and sterilized by the province’s Eugenics Board in 1959

1998 – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam mount a suicide attack on Sri Lanka’s Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, killing 8 people and injuring 25 others

1999 – In Louisville, KY, man received the first hand transplant in the United States.

2004 – NASA’s Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on the surface of Mars

2005 – A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258

2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins with a series of street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, labor strikes and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities

2013 – 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela

2018 – Doomsday clock moved by 30 seconds to 2 minutes to midnight by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, closest since 1950s

2019 – Longest-ever US government shutdown ends after 35 days when President Donald Trump agrees to three week of negotiations on border security by a House-Senate conference committee

2022 – Australian government buys the copyright to the Aboriginal flag designed by artist Harold Thomas for A$20 million (US$14m)

REFERENCE: history.net, onthisday.com, thepeopleshistory.com, timeanddate.com, scopesys.com, on-this-day.com


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