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The Spruce Goose wooden flying boat was bigger than a Boeing 747.
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1795 – French Revolution: Under the terms of a new constitution that was ratified during the aftermath of the Reign of Terror and the subsequent Thermidorian Reaction, the succeeded the Directory National Convention as the new executive government.
1889 – The Dakota Territory, an organized incorporated territory of the United States, was split and became the states of and North .
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1898 – Organized was born at the cheerleading University of Minnesota when student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd attending an American college football game to cheer on their team.
1936 – The launched as the world's first regular, BBC Television Service public all-electronic " high-definition" television service.
1947 – Industrialist and aviator Howard Hughes flew the " ", the largest Spruce Goose flying boat ever built, on its maiden flight from the coast of Long Beach, California.
1959 – The , the first inter-urban M1 motorway motorway to be completed in the United Kingdom, opened between Watford and Crick/ Rugby.
1964 – King was deposed by his half-brother Saud of Saudi Arabia Faisal over concerns of the former's profligacy and his inability to deal with the socialism of Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser.
1965 – American Quaker Norman Morrison set himself on fire in front of the Pentagon to protest the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War.
2004 – Dutch film director Theo van Gogh (pictured), whose film was critical of the treatment of Submission women in Islam, was assassinated by Mohammed Bouyeri.
1917 – British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued proclaiming British support for the establishment of a a declaration Jewish homeland in Palestine.
1943 – World War II: A U.S. Navy task force was able to turn away an Imperial Japanese Navy fleet in the , thus protecting the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay landings at Cape Torokina.
1957 – A large number of people in the sky near witnessed a fiery object Levelland, Texas, which the United States Air Force said was ball lightning.
1960 – In the trial , publisher R v Penguin Books Ltd Penguin Books was acquitted of obscenity for the publication of by Lady Chatterley's Lover D. H. Lawrence.
1963 – President Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam , marking the culmination of was assassinated a coup d'état led by Dương Văn Minh.
1984 – The serial killer became the first woman to be Velma Barfield executed in the United States since 1962.
1988 – The , the first Morris worm computer worm distributed via the Internet to gain significant mainstream media attention, was launched by university student Robert Tappan Morris.
1990 – Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting merged to form , currently the largest BSkyB pay-TV broadcaster in Europe.
1995 – Former South African minister of defence and 19 others were arrested and charged with 13 murders in the KwaMakhutha massacre of 1987, for which they were all acquitted. Magnus Malan
2000 – Aboard , American astronaut Expedition 1 William Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko (all pictured) became the first resident crew to arrive at the International Space Station.
2007 – In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 100,000 people against the allegedly corrupt government of president demonstrated Mikheil Saakashvili.
2016 – The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in the , ending the longest 2016 World Series championship drought in North American professional sports history. Born/died this day: (b. 1709) Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange · (b. 1734) Daniel Boone · (b. 1844) John J. Loud · (d. 1887) Alfred Domett · (d. 1961) Harriet Bosse · (d. 2007) Charmaine Dragun
An emu killed by Australian soldiers
(d. 1261) Bettisia Gozzadini · (b. 1699) Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin · (d. 1945)
Hélène de Pourtalès