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<p>HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY ON THIS DATE</p> <p>1810 – Bogota rises against Spanish rule.
The day is now Independence Day in Colombia.</p> <p>1837 – London’s first railway station opens at Euston.</p> <p>1842 – The City of Sydney is formally established with the passing of a Corporation Act.</p> <p>1871 – The English Football Association Challenge Cup Competition is formed, to become better known as the FA Cup.
In the first final the Wanderers beat the Royal Engineers 1-0, watched by a crowd of 2000.</p> <p>1881 – Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 메리트카지노쿠폰 surrenders to US federal troops.</p> <p>1917 – Pact of Corfu is agreed under which Serbs, Croats and Slovenes form a union called Yugoslavia.</p> <p>1940 – The first singles charts are published in the US journal Billboard.
No.1 is I’ll Never Smile Again by the Tommy Dorsey Band, vocal by Frank Sinatra.</p> <p>1943 – HMAS Hobart is torpedoed off San Cristobal, Solomon Islands, killing seven officers and six ratings.</p> <p>1944 – Adolf Hitler is injured by a bomb in an attache case, 메리트카지노쿠폰 an assassination attempt by German officers that leads to a brutal purge.</p> <p>1945 – The US flag is raised over Berlin as US troops prepare to take part in occupation government after World War II.</p> <p>1951 – Jordan’s King Abdullah is assassinated in Jerusalem by a Palestinian nationalist after annexing West Bank territory.</p> <p>1954 – Armistice for Indo-China is signed in Geneva, under which Vietnam is separated into North and South.</p> <p>1969 – US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men to set foot on the moon.</p> <p>1974 – Turkey invades the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.</p> <p>1989 – Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is placed under house arrest for her outspoken attacks on the country’s military rulers.</p> <p>1994 – Bosnian Serbs turn down a peace deal, dashing hopes for an end to the 27-month war.</p> <p>1996 – Hutu rebels attack Tutsi refugees at a camp in Burundi, killing some 320 people, mostly women and children.</p> <p>2002 – A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills 25 people and injures 100 more.</p> <p>2004 – The European Commission approves a merger between the record companies Sony Music and BMG that reduces the number of global music firms to four.</p> <p>2005 – Hurricane Emily slams into north-eastern Mexico, knocking out power and forcing thousands to flee small fishing villages after destroying homes and hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula.</p> <p>2006 – Hundreds of Ethiopian troops in armoured vehicles roll into Somalia to protect their allies in the country’s virtually powerless government from Islamic militants who control the capital.</p> <p>2010 – British Prime Minister David Cameron turns aside US calls for an investigation into the release of the Lockerbie bomber by Scotland and says there is no indication that oil giant BP had swayed the controversial decision.</p> <p>2012 – A gunman hurls a gas canister inside a crowded movie theatre in Denver, Colorado, during the new Batman movie then opens fire, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 60 others.</p> <p>2015 – The US and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations after more than five decades of frostiness rooted in the Cold War.</p> <p>2016 – US Vice President Joe Biden stresses the importance of migrants to the economies of the US and Australia, and the need to address xenophobia.</p> <p>2017 – Former sports star and actor OJ Simpson is granted parole after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery in Las Vegas.
Simpson was acquitted of two counts of murder in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman, but a civil court jury found him liable for wrongful death and ordered him to pay $US33.5 million.</p> <p>2018 – A major cyberattack on Singapore’s government health database takes the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.</p> <p>2019 – NSW police confirm Sydney man Lucas Fowler and his girlfriend Chynna Deese were shot dead on a remote Canadian highway as the hunt for their killer or killers continues.</p> <p>Today’s Birthdays:</p> <p>Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (1304-1374); Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (1872-1932); Sir Edmond Hillary, New Zealand explorer-mountain climber (1919-2008); Hazel Hawke, ex-wife of former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke (1929-2013); Dame Diana Rigg, English actress (1938-); Natalie Wood, US actress (1938-1981); Kim Carnes, US singer (1946-); Carlos Santana, Mexican guitarist (1947-); Marcia Hines, Australian singer (1953-); Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin (1964-); Chris Cornell, US singer (1964-2017); Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete (1978-); Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian model (1980-).</p> <p>Thought For Today:</p> <p>Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever – Helen Rowland, American writer (1875-1950).</p></div>
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