Revolution Day in Egypt (1952)
1829 – William Austin Burt was awarded a patent for the typographer, the first practical typewriting machine.
1860 – The trial in the Eastbourne manslaughter began, which became an important legal precedent in the United Kingdom for discussions of corporal punishment in schools.
1921 – The Communist Party …read more
Feast day of Mary Magdalene
Tisha B'Av (Judaism, 2018)
Parents' Day in the United States (2018)
Pi Approximation Day
838 – Arab–Byzantine wars: The forces of the Abbasid Caliphate defeated Byzantine Empire troops, led by Emperor Theophilos himself, at the Battle of Anzen near present-day Dazman, Turkey.
1793 – Scottish explorer …read more
230 – Pope Pontian began his pontificate, succeeding Urban I.
905 – Louis III, Holy Roman Emperor, was captured during his attempt to restore Carolingian power over Italy by King Berengar I and blinded.
1925 – American high school biology teacher John T. Scopes was found guilty (trial pictured) of violating Tennessee's Butler …read more
Independence Day in Colombia (1810)
792 – Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Bulgarian forces under Kardam routed the Byzantines, forcing them to retreat to Constantinople.
1807 – French brothers Claude and Nicéphore Niépce received a patent for their Pyréolophore, one of the world's first internal combustion engines.
1922 – The German protectorate of Togoland was …read more
998 – Arab–Byzantine wars: After an initial Byzantine victory in the Battle of Apamea, a lone Kurdish rider managed to kill Byzantine commander Damian Dalassenos, allowing Fatimid troops to turn the tide of the battle.
1843 – SS Great Britain (pictured), the first ocean-going ship that had both an iron hull …read more
1290 – Edward I issued an edict expelling all Jews from England.
1806 – A gunpowder magazine explosion in Birgu, Malta, killed around 200 people.
1949 – Francisco Javier Arana, Chief of the Armed Forces of Guatemala, was killed in a shootout with supporters of President Juan José Arévalo.
1966 – Angered by racism …read more
Constitution Day in South Korea (1948)
1771 – Dene men, acting as guides to Samuel Hearne on his exploration of the Coppermine River in present-day Nunavut, Canada, massacred a group of about 20 Copper Inuit.
1863 – The New Zealand Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan …read more
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