This Day In History
1989 Mike Tyson TKOs Carl "the Truth" Williams in 1:33 of first round
1989 Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time
1987 Navy escorts first Earnest Will Convoy in the Persian Gulf.
1986 Virginia Hewitt actress (Carol-Space Patrol), dies at 60
1986 Pleasure Island plans unveiled
1984 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
1978 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
1976 The first outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Phila
1976 Christopher Ewart-Biggs Brit ambassador to Ireland is assassinated
1973 Hank Aaron becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 700 HRs
1972 In New York, 57 murders occur in 24 hours (Murder City?)
1969 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
1965 Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
1961 Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom
1957 Bernard Spooner US inventor of bulletproof jacket, dies
1954 At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
1949 Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13
1948 Arshile Gorky abstract expressionist, dies at 43
1944 US forces free Guam of Japanese invaders
1944 Invasion and recapture of Guam begins.
1942 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
1930 US Veterans Administration established
1928 H E Wood discovers asteroid #1096 Reunerta
1904 Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH
1880 Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY League merge to form National Association of Colored Woman
1861 Battle of first Bull Run
1667 The Treaties of Breda signed, ended the second Anglo-Dutch war after a Dutch fleet has broken the chain in England's Medway River, reached Chatham, and captured the flagship Royal Charles.
1588 English fleet defeats Spanish armada
0905 The Holy Roman Emperor Louis III is surprised after having subdued the Lombards He is blinded and sent back to Arles