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1957 – The Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from going into Little Rock’s Central High School. Later that month, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent in federal troops to escort the “Little Rock Nine” into the school. It drew national attention to the civil rights movement.

0476 – Romulus Augustulus, the last emperor of the western Roman Empire, was deposed when Odoacer proclaimed himself King of Italy.

0626 – Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, when his father abdicates in his favour

0925 – Aethelstan crowned King of the Anglo Saxons by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Kingston upon Thames

1479 – King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile

1571 – Catholic rebellion in Scotland

1609 – English navigator Henry Hudson began exploring the island of Manhattan.

1651 – King Charles II of England, on the run from Parliamentarians at White Ladies Priory, disguises himself as a countryman rubbing his hands and face with soot

1695 – French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England

1781 – Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers. The original name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula,” which translates as “The Town of the Queen of Angels.”

1786 – William of Orange’s troops plunder Netherlands towns of Hattem and Elburg

1813 – First US religious newspaper (Religious Remembrancer (Christian Observer))

1821 – Chilean independence figure José Miguel Carrera shot and killed after a show trial in Mendoza, Argentina

1825 – New York Governor Clinton ceremoniously emptied a barrel of Lake Erie water in the Atlantic Ocean to consummate the “Marriage of the Waters” of the Great Lakes and the Atlantic.

1833 – Barney Flaherty answered an ad in “The New York Sun” and became the first newsboy/paperboy at the age of 10.

1862 – Civil War Maryland Campaign Gen. Robert E. Lee begins his move taking the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North crossing the Potomac at Whites Ford.

1870 – Napoleon III ousted as Emperor of France

1885 – The Exchange Buffet opened in New York City. It was the first self-service cafeteria in the U.S.

1886 – Geronimo, and the Apache Indians he led, surrendered in Skeleton Canyon in Arizona to Gen. Nelson Miles.

1894 – A strike in New York City by 12,000 tailors took place to protest sweatshops.

1917 – The American expeditionary force in France suffered its first fatalities in World War I.

1919 – Mustafa Kemal Atatrk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathered a congress in Sivas to take decisions of the future of Anatolia and Thrace

1921 – The first police broadcast was made by radio station WIL in St. Louis, MO.

1922 – William Walmsley and William Lyons officially found the Swallow Sidecar Company (later Jaguar Cars) in Blackpool, England

1939 – World War II: Japan declares neutrality in European war.

1939 – Mir, a Nazi ghetto in occupied Poland, is exterminated

1944 – During World War II, British troops entered the city of Antwerp, Belgium.

1944 – 2,087 Jews transported for Westerbork to KZ-Lower Theresienstadt

1948 – Queen Wilhelmina abdicates the Dutch throne in favour of her daughter Juliana because of illness, after 58 years, longest of any Dutch monarch

1950 – NASCAR’s first paved super speedway, Darlington Raceway hosts Southern 500, first 500-mile event in NASCAR history; winner Johnny Mantz in a Plymouth

1951 – The first live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast took place in the U.S. The event took place in San Francisco, CA, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. It was seen all the way to New York City, NY.

1957 – The Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from going into Little Rock’s Central High School.   https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/central-high-school-integration

1957 – The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market only two years.

1965 – Rock group The Who’s van is vandalized with $10,000 worth of equipment stolen; group was inside the Battersea Dogs Home, buying a guard dog at the time

1967 – Michigan Gov. George Romney said during a TV interview that he had undergone “brainwashing” by U.S. officials while visiting Vietnam in 1965.

1970 – Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha receives the “”Robe of Faghr”” (prophet Muhammad’s cloak) and is officially appointed as the 42nd master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi order by his father, Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha.

1971 – “The Lawrence Welk Show” was seen for the last time on ABC-TV.

1972 – Thieves steal 18 paintings from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in what was at the time the largest art theft in North America.

1975 – Egypt and Israel sign the Sinai Interim Agreement (aka Sinai II Agreement), with the intention of peacefully resolving territorial disputes, in Geneva, Switzerland

1983 – U.S. officials announced that there had been an American plane, used for reconnaissance, in the vicinity of the Korean Air Lines flight that was shot down.

1986 – South African security forces halted a mass funeral for the victims of the riot in Soweto.

1989 – A reconnaissance satellite was released by the Air Force’s Titan Three rocket. The Titan Three set over 200 satellites into space between 1964 and 1989.

1989 – Monday demonstrations demanding political reforms begin at St Nicholas’s church in Leipzig, East Germany, would later be replicated around the country

1993 – Pope John Paul II started his first visit to the former Soviet Union.

1995 – The Fourth World Conference on Women was opened in Beijing. There were over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.

1996 – War on Drugs: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attack a military base in Guaviare, starting three weeks of guerrilla warfare in which at least 130 Colombians are killed.

1998 – In Mexico, bankers stopped approving personal loans and mortgages.

1998 – The International Monetary Fund approved a $257 million loan for the Ukraine.

1998 – While in Ireland, U.S. President Clinton said the words “I’m sorry” for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and described his behavior as indefensible.

1999 – The United Nations announced that the residents of East Timor had overwhelmingly voted for independence from Indonesia in a referendum held on August 30. In Dili, pro-Indonesian militias attacked independence supporters, burned buildings, blew up bridges and destroyed telecommunication facilities.

2002 – Before a U.S. Congressional panel, Doris Roberts testifies that age discrimination is prevalent in Hollywood

2012 – 25 people are killed at a funeral suicide bombing in Nangarhar, Pakistan

2014 – Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark

2016 – Mother Teresa canonized by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican

2017 – US President Donald Trump announces Dreamers program, The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca), will be stopped

2018 – F.B.I. announces it has recovered a pair of Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”, stolen 13 years earlier

2018 – Italian city Florence bans people eating in the street in its historic center

2019 – British rebel alliance of MPs vote to ban a no-deal Brexit and reject PM Boris Johnson’s call for a snap election

2019 – YouTube fined $170 million for illegally collecting data on children’s viewing habits by US Federal Trade Commission

2021 – Nigerian government announces it is suspending Twitter indefinitely after it removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari

2022 – Mass stabbing leaves 10 people dead and 19 injured with two suspects on the run in James Smith Cree Nation, in Canadian province of Saskatchewan

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


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