Biblical scholars have long asserted this to be the day of the Great Deluge, or Flood.
Union ends the siege of Chattanooga with the Battle of Missionary Ridge.
Ronald MacKenzie destroys Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife‘s village, in the
Bighorn Mountains near the Red Fork of the Powder River, during the
so-called Great Sioux War.
Japanese Prince Ito arrives in Russia to seek concessions in Korea.
German Field Marshal Friedrich von
Hindenburg calls off the Lodz offensive 40 miles from Warsaw, Poland.
The Russians lose 90,000 to the Germans’ 35,000 in two weeks of
Chile and Peru sever relations.
Hirohito becomes regent of Japan.
Transatlantic broadcasting from England to America commences for the first time.
An earthquake in Shizouka, Japan kills 187 people.
Germany reports four British ships sunk in the North Sea, but London denies the claim.
The U.S. Supreme Court grants the Oregon Indians land payment rights from the U.S. government.
The Big Four meet to discuss the German and European economy.
A truce line between U.N. troops and North Korea is mapped out at the peace talks in Panmunjom, Korea.
The Interstate Commerce Commission bans segregation in interstate travel.
The body of assassinated President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Eleven nations give a total of $3 billion to rescue the value of the British currency.
announces the Justice Department’s findings concerning the Iran-Contra
affair; secretary Fawn Hall smuggles important documents out of Lt. Col.
Oliver North’s office.
Typhoon Nina sticks the Philippines with 165 mph winds and a devastating storm surge and causes over 1,030 deaths.
Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to partition the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, beginning Jan. 1, 1993.
Sri Lanka is hit by Cyclone Nisha,
bringing the highest rainfall the area had seen in 9 decades; 15 people
die, 90,000 are left homeless.