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Detail from Fountain of Time sculpture
Illuminated Sri Guru Granth Sahib folio
HL7442, the Boeing 747 traveling as Korean Airlines Flight 007
Martha, the last passenger pigeon
in Slovakia ( Constitution Day 1992)
Independence Day in ( Uzbekistan 1991)
Start of the
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1604 – , the religious text of Guru Granth Sahib Sikhism, was installed at Harmandir Sahib.
1715 – , the "Sun King", died after a reign of 72 years, longer than any other Louis XIV of France French monarch.
1763 – Catherine II of Russia endorsed educator Ivan Betskoy's plans for the , an ambitious, state-run, experimental Moscow Orphanage Russian Enlightenment project to educate orphans into ideal citizens.
1831 – Pope Gregory XVI established the to recognize high support for the Order of St. Gregory the Great Holy See or for the Pope.
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1878 – Hired by Alexander Graham Bell, became the world's first female Emma Nutt telephone operator.
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1880 – The army of Mohammad Ayub Khan was routed by the British at the Battle of Kandahar, ending the .
Second Anglo-Afghan War unreferenced section
1923 – The , measuring 7.9 on the Great Kantō earthquake Richter scale, struck the Kantō region of Japan, devastating Tokyo and Yokohama, and killing over an estimated 100,000 people.
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1928 – Ahmet Zogu, President of the Albanian Republic, declared the country was now a constitutional monarchy and himself king with the regnal name .
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1951 – Australia, New Zealand and the United States signed a mutual defence pact known as the in ANZUS Treaty San Francisco, agreeing to cooperate on defence matters in the Pacific Ocean area.
1961 – The thirty-year began when rebels led by Eritrean War of Independence Hamid Idris Awate fired shots at the Ethiopian Army.
(d. 1922) José B. Nísperos ·
1774 – Thomas Gage, royal governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, ordered soldiers to remove gunpowder from a magazine, causing Patriots to . prepare for war
1862 – American Civil War: Confederate forces attacked retreating Union Army troops at the during a rainstorm in Battle of Chantilly Chantilly, Virginia, but the fighting ended up being tactically inconclusive.
1902 – The first science fiction film, titled and based on A Trip to the Moon by From the Earth to the Moon Jules Verne, was released in France.
1914 – The , which once numbered in the billions, became extinct when passenger pigeon died in captivity. the last individual
1920 – The opened in Fountain of Time Chicago as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.
1952 – Ernest Hemingway's novel , which later won the The Old Man and the Sea Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, was first published in magazine. Life
1967 – At the Arab League summit, eight nations issued the , declaring "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, [and] no negotiations with it." Khartoum Resolution
1972 – American chess grandmaster became the 11th Bobby Fischer World Chess Champion when he Russian defeated in a match that was widely publicized as a Boris Spassky Cold War confrontation. Born/died: (b. 1876) Harriet Shaw Weaver · (d. 1943) Charles Atangana · (d. 1988) Luis Walter Alvarez
(b. 1884) Hilda Rix Nicholas · (b. 1889) Yasuo Kuniyoshi · (b. 1938)