|Saint Patrick depicted in a stained glass |
window at Saint Benin's Church, Ireland
- 624 – Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr.
- 1776 – American Revolution: British forces evacuate Boston, ending the Siege of Boston, after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
- 1780 – American Revolution: George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence".
- 1861 – The Kingdom of Italy is proclaimed.
- 1941 – In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1942 – Holocaust: The first Jews from the Lvov Ghetto are gassed at the Belzec death camp in what is today eastern Poland.
- 1958 – The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.
- 1960 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
- 1966 – Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
- 1969 – Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
- 1970 – My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
- 1985 – Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los Angeles, California murder spree.
- 1992 – A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
Is Paul Ryan Racist?
GOP Congressional Candidate Apologizes for Slavery Comments
Wyoming GOP lawmaker: Promiscuous gays weaponizing AIDS for a ‘national suicide’
Ohio State Rep Proposes Selling Off Public Schools To Private Businesses To End ‘Socialism’
Republican Ignorance and Stupidity Hit a New
Low With Attacks on Neil de Grasse Tyson
Republican Legislators Fall Victim
to Ponzi Scheme Run by Man who
Claimed to Have Found Noah's Ark
Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found
ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM DETROIT, 'MERKA'S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:
British Import: Music College Comes To Capitol Park Downtown This Autumn
COLD CASE SOLVED:
Has the real Sherlock Holmes been deduced?
A new biography of a leading Victorian detective suggests
he helped inspire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation
Thousands Turn Up For California’s
Largest-Ever Rally To Ban Fracking
TODAY IN CLIMATE CHANGE:
Greenland Ice Melt ‘Accelerating,’ Climate Change Awakens ‘Sleeping Giant’
How Many of His Fellow
Reps Smoke Weed
Weed Sales Top $14
Million In First Month
Rob Ford captured on
new video stumbling,
swearing outside city hall
Mayor Rob Ford has again been caught
on video behaving erratically in public.
FOX "NEWS" IN THE NEWS AGAIN:
Fox analyst: Obama buying
pink clothes is a failure of
the White House PR dept.
Have U.S. scientists found
the Big Bang’s biggest secret
and the final key to relativity?
The Incredible Shrinking Mercury
Asteroid Set to Cover One of
the Brightest Stars in the Night
Sky Thursday Morning
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