1492 Muhammad XI, the leader of the last Arab stronghold in Spain,
surrendered to King Ferdinand II
and Queen Isabella I
1635 Cardinal Richelieu founded the Academie Francaise.
1727 * James Wolfe, British general who captured Quebec in 1759 from
1788 Georgia was admitted to the Union as the 4th state.
1839 French photographic pioneer Louis Daguerre took the first
photograph of the moon.
1866 * Professor Gilbert Murray, English classical scholar, born in
1900 The first electric omnibus ran in New York City, USA.
1905 The Russo-Japanese war ended.
1920 * Professor Isaac Asimov, Russian-born US science fiction
writer of some 200 books.
1935 The Bruno R. Hauptmann trial began for the kidnap and murder of
the Lindbergh baby.
1938 * David Bailey, English photographer.
1944 Helicopters were used in warfare for the first time by the US
army over the Atlantic.
1959 USSR launched Lunik 1, the first solar satellite, to observe
1968 The worlds first heart transplant was carried out.
1969 The Australian media magnate, Rupert Murdoch, won control of
the News of the World newspaper
1971 Sixty-six football supporters were killed following a clash
between Celtic and Rangers at the
Ibrox Park stadium in Glasgow.
1980 Steel workers are staged their first national pay strike for
more than fifty years.
1996 The first American combat troops arrived in Northern Bosnia to
try to keep the peace between
Bosnian Serbs and Muslims.
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