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1838 – Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated

0312 – Constantine the Great receives his famous Vision of the Cross.

0710 – Saracen invasion of Sardinia.

0939 – Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.

1507 – Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz on Hormuz Island

1553 – Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.”

1627 – English invasion force under George Villiers assaults the French island of Île de Ré

1659 – William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America.

1702 – British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida

1787 – The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name “Publius.”

1795 – Pinckney’s Treaty [Treaty of San Lorenzo] signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River

1806 – Napoleon occupies Berlin October 27 and proclaims a paper blockade of Britain November 21

1810 – United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida

1838 – Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated

**The First Extermination Order** : r/exmormon

1858 – Roland Macy opened Macy’s Department Store in New York City. It was Macy’s eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.

1871 – Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption

1878 – The Manhattan Savings Bank in New York City was robbed of over $3,000,000. The robbery was credited to George “Western” Leslie even though there was not enough evidence to convict him, only two of his associates were convicted.

1904 – The New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.

1913 – President Woodrow Wilson says US will never attack another country

1916 – Battle of Segale: Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu

1919 – Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim

1922 – A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country’s annexation to the South African Union.

1927 – The first newsreel featuring sound was released in New York.

1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson filed for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne

1938 – Du Pont announced “nylon” as the new name for its new synthetic yarn.

1941 – An editorial in the Chicago Daily Tribune downplays the possibility of a US war with Japan, stating “Even our base at Hawaii is beyond the effective power of her fleet.”

1948 – Israel recaptures Nizzanim in the Negev

1954 – Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were divorced. They had been married on January 14, 1954.

1958 – Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d’tat by General Ayub Khan, who was appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier

1961 – Berlin Crisis. 3 armored divisions of Soviet tanks surround Berlin, Isolating French, British and American forces.

1962 – Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines

1969 – Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization known as Nader’s Raiders

1973 – The Canon City meteorite, a 1.4 kg chondrite type meteorite strikes in Fremont County, Colorado.

1978 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.

1979 – Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide

1982 – China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people

1983 – Larry Flynt pays hitman $1M to kill Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione, Walter Annenberg, and Frank Sinatra; Flynt’s business manager immediately stops payment; Flynt claims he was just joking

1986 – British government deregulates financial markets in a “Big Bang”, enhancing London’s status as a financial capital while increasing income inequality

1991 – Turkmenistan Declares Independence from the Soviet Union

1992 – United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmates for being gay, precipitating first military, then national debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States “Don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy.

1994 – The U.S. Justice Department announced that the U.S. prison population had exceeded one million for the first time in American history.

1997 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 554.26 points. The stock market was shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on U.S. President Reagan.

1999 – Shooting in the Armenian ParliamentThe gunmen claimed that they were there to carry out a coup and that the prime minister was their target. The siege ended after the Armenian troops surrounded the parliament building and the gunmen surrendered.

2002 – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president of Brazil in a runoff. He was the country’s first elected leftist leader.

2003 – Bank of America Corp. announced it had agreed to buy FleetBoston Financial Corp. The deal created the second largest banking company in the U.S.

2005 – Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.

2012 – 46 people are killed and 123 injured in Iraq after a series of attacks and bombs

2013 – 38 people are killed in a series of car bombings in Bagdhad, Iraq

2017 – First operation to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in India completed in New Delhi

2018 – Gunman shoots and kills 11 people and injures six at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in an anti-Semitic attack

2020 – A record 69.5 million Americans have already voted, a week before election day, 50.4% of 2016 total vote

2021 – More than one million people in southern Madagascar are on the brink of famine according to Amnesty International, who urges world to provide relief

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


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