DAY IN HISTORY
AD 96 – Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
1679 – The Province of New Hampshire is separated from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1793 – The first cornerstone of the United States Capitol is laid by George Washington.
1812 – The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three-quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.
1837 – Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”.
1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
1931 – The Mukden Incident gives Japan a pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria. Lt. Suemori Kawamoto of the Independent Garrison Unit detonated a small quantity of dynamite close to a railway line owned by Japan’s South Manchuria Railway near Mukden.The explosion was so weak that it failed to destroy the track, and a train passed over it minutes later. The Imperial Japanese Army accused Chinese dissidents of the act and responded with a full invasion that led to the occupation of Manchuria, in which Japan established its puppet state of Manchukuo six months later.
The deception was soon exposed by the Lytton Report of 1932, leading Japan to diplomatic isolation and its March 1933 withdrawal from the League of Nations. (wikipedia)
1945 – General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.
1947 – The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agencyare established in the United States by the National Security Act. It also
establishes the Air Force as an equal partner of the Army and Navy
1960 – Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations. Fidel Castro’s debut speech was one of the longest ever in the General Assembly. Castro used his speech to blast U.S. imperialism and insult John F. Kennedy ( “Were Kennedy not a millionaire, illiterate, and ignorant, then he would obviously understand that you cannot revolt against the peasants.” ) and Richard Nixon, the U.S. presidential candidates at the time. Castro provided another bizarre memory from that year’s assembly by keeping live chickens in his hotel room.
1961 – U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjцld dies in a airplane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1977 – Voyager I takes the first distant photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
1982 – The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon comes to an end.
1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billionto the United Nations.
2001 – The anthrax attacks begin.
AD 53 – Trajan, Roman emperor (d. 117)
1709 – Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet (d. 1784)
1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)
1933 – Mark di Suvero, Italian-American sculptor
1971 – Lance Armstrong, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation
1180 – Louis VII, king of France (b. 1120)
1970 – Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist (b. 1942)
2018 – Robert Venturi, American architect, designer (b. 1925)
credits include wikipedia and other internet sources
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