1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem

    1692 Bridget Bishop is hanged in Salem, Mass., for witchcraft.

    1760 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine

    1776 The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.

    1793 The Jardin des Plantes zoo opened in Paris. It was the first public zoo.

    1801 The Tripolitan War, between the United States and the Barbary States, began.

    1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish–American War

    1905 Japan and Russia agree to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt.

    1916 Mecca, under control of the Turks, falls to the Arabs during the Great Arab Revolt.

    1924 The Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti is kidnapped and assassinated by Fascists in Rome.

    1925 Tennessee adopts a new biology text book denying the theory of evolution.

    1942 The entire male population of the Czech village of Lidice was massacred in retaliation for the death of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

    1963 Buddhist monk Ngo Quang Duc dies by self immolation in Saigon to protest persecution by the Diem government.

    1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy

    1967 The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended.

    1970 A fifteen-man group of special forces troops began training for Operation Kingpin. The operation was a POW rescue mission in North Vietnam.

    1971 The U.S. ended a 21-year trade embargo of China.

    1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans

    1985 The Israeli army pulls out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation.

    1985 Coca Cola announces they’d bring back their 99-year-old formula

    1993 It was announced by scientists that genetic material was extracted from an insect that lived when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

    1998 The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that poor children in Milwaukee could attend religious schools at taxpayer expense.

    1999 NATO suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after Slobodan Milosevic agreed to withdraw his forces from Kosovo.


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