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Krishnadevaraya was crowned, restoring India’s Vijayanagara Empire, today (1509). Also, the execution of Emperor Atahualpa by Spanish conquistadors ended 300 years of Incan civilization today (1533), maids from Bramley and Hambledon played the first recorded women’s cricket match (1745), the Second Continental Congress established what would become the U.S. Post Office Department (1775), New York ratified the U.S. Constitution and became our 11th state (1788), the Surrey Iron Railway opened in south London (1803), Liberia declared independence (1847), Richard Wagner’s Parsifal premiered (1882), the publication of Unua Libro marked the start of the Esperanto movement (1887), U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte ordered the staffing of the Office of the Chief Examiner, now the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1908), Edward VIII unveiled the Canadian National Vimy Memorial (1936), the Labour Party was declared a landslide winner over Winston Churchill’s Conservative Party in Britain’s first general election in 10 years, on the same day the Potsdam Declaration was signed (1945), Aloha Airlines began operations (1946), President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act that created the National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Air Force (1947), and integrated the U.S. military with Executive Order 9981 (1948), the Cuban Revolution began with Fidel Castro’s unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, on the same day Arizona Gov. John Pyle ordered the Short Creek Raid on a Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints community believed to be practicing polygamy (1953), Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal (1956), Explorer 4 was launched (1958), as was the first geosynchronous satellite, Syncom 2 (1963), the Maldives gained full independence (1965), Apollo 15 launched on the first mission to stay three days on the Moon and use the Lunar Roving Vehicle (1971), Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis formed Greece’s first civilian government after 7 years of military rule (1974), the National Assembly of Québec declared French the official language of the provincial government (1977), Robert Morris was indicted for releasing the Morris Worm, the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (1989), President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), Mumbai, India received 39.17 inches of rain in 24 hours (2005), controversy erupted when Shambo, a black cow in Wales adopted by the local Hindu community, was slaughtered due to a bovine tuberculosis infection (2007), 56 people were killed as 21 bombs exploded across Ahmedabad, India (2008), and an attack on a police barracks in Bauchi by the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram sparked four days of unrest across the nation (2009). And six people were killed by an arsonist-gunman at an apartment complex in Hialeah, Florida (2013).


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