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Babel & Babelfish
- 763 – The Abbasid Caliphate crushed the Alid revolt when one of the rebel leaders was mortally wounded in battle near Basra in what is now Iraq.
- 1789 – The Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown, widely considered to be the first American novel, was published.
- 1941 – Sparked by the murder of a German officer the previous day in Bucharest, Romania, members of the Iron Guard engaged in a rebellion and pogrom, killing 125 Jews.
- 1968 – Vietnam War: The Vietnamese People's Army attacked Khe Sanh Combat Base, a U.S. Marines outpost in Quảng Trị Province, South Vietnam, starting the Battle of Khe Sanh (U.S. Army soldiers pictured).
- 2011 – Demonstrations in Tirana to protest the alleged corruption of the Albanian government led to the killings of three demonstrators by the Republican Guard.
Did you know?
- ... that the Witcham Gravel helmet (pictured) is the only known Roman helmet of its kind?
- ... that Yang Yuanyuan won a Lifetime Achievement Award because China's aviation accident rate plummeted under his leadership?
- ... that a former chapel built in 1888 was one of eleven studios involved in the recording of Adele's bestselling album 21?
- ... that Barnet Nover's 1939 Washington Post article "British Surrender – a Munich for the Holy Land" was inserted into the Congressional Record by then US Senator Harry Truman?
- ... that the Hong Kong Regiment was paid more than other British Indian Army regiments and was known as "The Swagger Regiment"?
- ... that Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission biologists tried to visit Coffee Brook in 2001, but were unable to reach it?
- ... that the Javan frogmouth may be more common than generally thought?
- ... that in the 1929 NFL season, players on the Orange Tornadoes, including Heinie Benkert, wore letters on their uniforms instead of numbers?