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: February 18 Independence Day in ( The Gambia 1965)
Enterprise on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
1637 – Eighty Years' War: Off the coast of Cornwall, a Spanish fleet an Anglo-Dutch merchant convoy of 44 vessels and 6 warships, destroying or capturing 20 of them. intercepted
1766 – A mutiny by captive Malagasy began on the slave ship , leading to the ship's destruction on Meermin Cape Agulhas in present-day South Africa and the recapture of the instigators.
1957 – Kenyan independence leader , who spearheaded the Dedan Kimathi Mau Mau Uprising, was executed by British authorities, who saw him as a terrorist.
1977 – NASA's first Space Shuttle, , made its test flight atop the Enterprise Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (pictured).
2007 – Terrorist bombs on the exploded Samjhauta Express train in Panipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
(d. 1546) Martin Luther · (d. 1564) Michelangelo · (b. 1931) Toni Morrison
Birth and death entries [ edit ]
Continuing the ongoing effort to reduce the size of the Births and Deaths sections to make them manageable, I'm removing celebrities with few or no articles in other wikipedias, moving the entries to the appropriate Year in Topic article if they were not already present. This is in accordance with the guidelines.
Deb ( talk) 15:06, 6 October 2015 (UTC)