World Bulletin / News Desk
|1197||Emperor Henry VI dies in Messina, Sicily.|
|1399||Richard II of England is deposed. His cousin, Henry of Lancaster, declares himself king under the name Henry IV.|
|1493||Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his second voyage to the new world.|
|1513||Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.|
|1789||Congress votes to create a U.S. army.|
|1833||A civil war breaks out in Spain between Carlists, who believe Don Carlos deserves the throne, and supporters of Queen Isabella.|
|1850||Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.|
|1864||Union troops capture the Confederate Fort Harrison, outside Petersburg, Virginia.|
|1879||Dissatisfied Ute Indians kill Agent Nathan Meeker and nine others in the "Meeker Massacre."|
|1932||A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.|
|1939||Germany and the Soviet Union reach an agreement on the division of Poland.|
|1941||30,000 Jews are gunned down in Kiev when Heinrich Himmler sends four strike squads to exterminate Soviet Jewish civilians and other "undesirables."|
|1943||Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf is published in the United States.|
|1950||Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev repeatedly disrupts a UN General Assembly meeting with his violent outbursts over intervention in the Belgian Congo, US U2 spy planes, and arms control.|
|1960||General Douglas MacArthur officially returns Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee.|
|1962||Canada launches its first satellite, Alouette 1.|
|1962||The popular Argentinian comic strip Mafalda beings publication, in the weekly Primera Plana; focusing on a six-year-old girl (Mafalda) and her friends, it has been called the Argentinian Peanuts.|
|1966||Chevrolet introduces the Camaro, which will become an iconic car.|
|1971||Oman joins the Arab League.|
|1979||John Paul II becomes the first pope ever to visit Ireland.|
|1990||The YF-22, later named F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.|
|1992||Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello impeached for corruptions; he was the youngest president in the nation's history, taking office at age 40 in 1990.|
|2008||Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 777.68 points in the wake of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual bankruptcies, the largest single-day point loss in Wall Street history.|
|2009||An 8.1 earthquake causes a tidal wave that claims 189 lives in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga.|
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Ez-Zitouna Mosque is a major mosque in Tunis, Tunisia.
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