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Global Handwashing Day inappropriate tone
in the United States
White Cane Safety Day stub
Teachers' Day refimprove
in Canada and the United States
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day inappropriate tone
in Sri Lanka
National Tree Planting Day need to verify date (not sure if Sept, Oct, or Nov 15) Differing sources show it as Oct 15 in 2010, Nov 15 in 2011, and Sept 15 in 2012, so its exact date each year may be variable.
1764 – English historian observed friars singing Edward Gibbon Vespers at Capitoline Hill in Rome, inspiring him to write .
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire date appears to have been arbitrarily chosen by Gibbon
1894 – Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer in the French military, was for wrongly arrested treason.
1917 – Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari (pictured) was executed by a firing squad for spying for Germany.
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1945 – , twice head of government of Pierre Laval Vichy France, was executed for high treason.
1951 – Mexican chemist completed the first synthesis of Luis E. Miramontes norethisterone, the progestin that would later be used in one of the first two oral contraceptives.
1966 – The , a Black Panther Party Marxist/ Maoist African-American organization that promoted Black Power and self-defense in the United States, was founded in Oakland, California.
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1970 – Thirty-five construction workers were killed when a section of the in West Gate Bridge Melbourne collapsed due to structural failure.
1982 – was assassinated by the Ata'ollah Ashrafi Esfahani People's Mujahedin of Iran while praying Friday prayer.
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1987 – The hit France and England, killing at least 23 people.
Great Storm of 1987 unreferenced section
1997 – The spacecraft mission launched from Cassini–Huygens Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
2005 – Iraqis the country's overwhelmingly ratified proposed constitution.
2007 – New Zealand Police in relation to the discovery of an alleged paramilitary training camp in the conducted several anti-terrorism raids Urewera mountain ranges, arresting 17 people and seizing four guns and 230 rounds of ammunition.
P. G. Wodehouse TFA for 2018
1864 – American Civil War: The Confederates captured Glasgow, Missouri, although it had little long-term benefit as Price's Missouri Expedition was defeated a week later.
1954 – made landfall in Hurricane Hazel the Carolinas in the United States before moving north to Toronto in Canada later the same day, killing a total of 176 people in both countries.
1997 – In Nevada's Black Rock Desert, Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green set the first supersonic land speed record in the jet-propelled car . ThrustSSC
2003 – , China's Shenzhou 5 first manned space mission, was launched, carrying astronaut Yang Liwei.
2005 – A march by members of the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, in Toledo, Ohio, U.S., sparked among protestors. a riot
2006 – measuring 6.7 An offshore earthquake M occurred 10 km (6 miles) southwest of the island of w Hawaii.
2011 – against economic inequality, corporate influence on government, and other issues, were held in more than 950 cities in 82 countries. Global demonstrations Born/died: (b. 1701) Marie-Marguerite d'Youville · (d. 1817) Tadeusz Kościuszko · (d. 1958) Elizabeth Alexander
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(d. 892) Al-Mu'tamid · (d. 1925) Dolores Jiménez y Muro · (b. 1954)