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|1433||Sigismund is crowned emperor of Rome.|
|1678||The Godiva procession, commemorating Lady Godiva’s legendary ride while naked, becomes part of the Coventry Fair.|
|1862||At the Battle of Fair Oaks, Union General George B. McClellan defeats Confederates outside of Richmond.|
|1879||New York’s Madison Square Garden opens its doors for the first time.|
|1889||Johnstown, Pennsylvania is destroyed by a massive flood.|
|1900||U.S. troops arrive in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion.|
|1902||The Boer War ends with the Treaty of Vereeniging.|
|1909||The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) holds its first conference.|
|1913||The 17th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for direct election of senators, is ratified.|
|1915||A German zeppelin makes an air raid on London.|
|1916||British and German fleets fight in the Battle of Jutland.|
|1928||The first flight over the Pacific takes off from Oakland.|
|1941||An armistice is arranged between the British and the Iraqis.|
|1955||The Supreme Court orders that states must end racial segregation “with all deliberate speed.”|
|1962||Adolf Eichmann, the former SS commander, is hanged near Tel Aviv, Israel.|
|1969||John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance.”|
|1974||Israel and Syria sign an agreement on the Golan Heights.|
|1979||Zimbabwe proclaims its independence.|
|1988||Reagan arrives in Moscow, the first American president to do so in 14 years.|
"There I was on all fours and he's looking at me and I'm looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn't get out quick enough onto the gunnel," Mr Selwood said.Selwood was not bitten, but the shark fin hit him so hard that he was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injured arm. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) used a forklift to remove the shark from the boat. It was taken away for a necropsy. Selwood says the incident will not stop him from fishing.
"I was losing a fair amount of blood, I was stunned, I couldn't register what happened and then I thought oh my God, I've got to get out of here."
Mr Selwood reached for his radio and called the local marine rescue volunteers at Evans Head.
Marine Rescue Unit commander Karen Brown said a crew was sent out to rescue Mr Selwood and then went back out a second time to retrieve the fisherman's boat and the shark.
|1416||Jerome of Prague is burned as a heretic by the cult.|
|1431||Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English.|
|1527||The University of Marburg is founded in Germany.|
|1539||Hernando de Soto lands in Florida with 600 soldiers in search of gold.|
|1783||The first American daily newspaper, The Pennsylvania Evening Post, begins publishing in Philadelphia.|
|1814||The First Treaty of Paris is declared, returning France to its 1792 borders.|
|1848||William Young patents the ice cream freezer.|
|1854||The Kansas-Nebraska Act repeals the Missouri Compromise.|
|1859||The Piedmontese army crosses the Sesia River and defeats the Austrians at Palestro.|
|1862||Union General Henry Halleck enters Corinth, Mississippi.|
|1868||Memorial Day begins when two women place flowers on both Confederate and Union graves.|
|1889||The brassiere is invented.|
|1912||U.S. Marines are sent to Nicaragua to protect American interests.|
|1913||The First Balkan War ends.|
|1921||The U.S. Navy transfers the Teapot Dome oil reserves to the Department of the Interior.|
|1942||The Royal Air Force launches the first 1,000 plane raid over Germany.|
|1971||NASA launches Mariner 9, the first satellite to orbit Mars.|
Hamaguchi wrote of sailors with “long pointed noses” who were not hostile, but asked in sign language for water and firewood. One had burst into tears and begun praying when an official rejected an earlier plea.Japan was isolationist at the time, so a few days later, orders came down to repel the foreigners. After some cannon fire, the ship left. Read more of how the Japanese saw the strange foreign pirates at the Guardian.
A skipper who looked 25 or 26 placed tobacco in “a suspicious looking object, sucked and then breathed out smoke”.
He had a “scarlet woolen coat” with “cuffs embroidered with gold thread and the buttons were silver-plated”, which was “a thing of great beauty, but as clothing it was gaudy”.
Hamaguchi’s watercolor sketch of the coat has what Russell said may be a telling detail on the sleeve: a bird that could be a swallow, the skipper’s own stamp on a British military officer’s jacket taken as a souvenir in the mutiny.
The skipper gave instructions to a crew that “in accordance with what appeared to be some mark of respect” followed orders to remove their hats “to the man, most of them revealing balding heads”.
They “exchanged words amongst themselves like birds twittering”.
Afterward, nobody believed him when he said he was that stormtrooper. It turns out that quite a few people claimed to be the one. He even wrote a song about it. Goode tells the whole story of what happened on that day of filming and why he wasn't quite on his mark in an interview at The Hollywood Reporter.
Aided by the sons of America’s most influential families, young Jack—then a student at Choate—had successfully snuck firecrackers onto his elite boarding school’s Wallingford, Connecticut campus, and headed straight for the bathroom. That morning, during the obligatory daily assembly, long-suffering headmaster George St. John held up the defenseless victim—a badly injured toilet seat—for all to see.The school administration didn't think much of John F. Kennedy, but his classmates saw leadership. Read about Kennedy's boarding school days at Town & Country.
St. John railed against “the muckers,” as he labeled the culprits, which Jack took to heart, though not in the way the headmaster likely intended. Inspired, the future president named his band of first-class troublemakers “The Choate Muckers Club.”
|1453||Constantinople falls to Muhammad II, ending the Byzantine Empire.|
|1660||Charles II is restored to the English throne, succeeding the short-lived Commonwealth.|
|1721||South Carolina is formally incorporated as a royal colony of England.|
|1790||Rhode Island becomes the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the Constitution.|
|1848||Wisconsin becomes the thirtieth state.|
|1849||A patent for lifting vessels is granted to Abraham Lincoln.|
|1862||Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard retreats to Tupelo, Mississippi.|
|1911||The Indianapolis 500 is run for the first time.|
|1913||The premier of the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) in Paris causes rioting in the theater.|
|1916||U.S. forces invade the Dominican Republic.|
|1922||Ecuador becomes independent.|
|1922||The U.S. Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport not subject to antitrust laws.|
|1942||The German Army completes its encirclement of the Kharkov region of the Soviet Union.|
|1951||C. F. Blair becomes the first man to fly over the North Pole in single-engine plane.|
|1953||Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.|
|1974||Nixon agrees to turn over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.|
|1990||Boris Yeltsin is elected the president of Russia.|