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The Fourth Council of Constantinople was convened today (869). Also, King Alfonso VII of León recognized the independent Kingdom of Portugal (1143), Duke Louis IX of Bavaria expelled all Jews from Lower Bavaria (1450), the city of Concepción, Chile was founded (1550), as was the University of Kiel (1665), the women of Paris marched on Versailles to confront Louis XVI and demand he return to Paris, abolish feudalism, and provide bread hungry citizens (1789), Anaheim, California was founded (1857), 60,000 people died as a typhoon devastated Kolkata, India (1864), a gale atop extreme high tides devastated Canada’s Bay of Fundy region, as predicted a year earlier by naval instructor and amateur astronomer Stephen Martin Saxby (1869), cyclists raced in the first individual time trial over a 50-mile course north of London (1895), Samuel Griffith was appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia, with Edmund Barton and Richard O’Connor as associate justices (1903), a revolution overthrew Portugal’s monarchy and established a republic (1910), the World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time (1921), 207 marchers set out from Jarrow, England on a 300-mile march to London to protest unemployment and poverty during the Great Depression (1936), Nazi Germany revoked the passports of Jews (1938), women in France gained the right to vote (1944), a six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turned into a riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studios (1945), President Harry Truman gave the first televised White House address (1947), Narcotics Anonymous held their first documented meeting (1953), Anaheim’s Disneyland Hotel opened (1955), James Bond debuted on the big screen in Dr. No, on the same day the Beatles’ first single, “Love Me Do,” was released in Britain (1962), Monty Python’s Flying Circus premiered on BBC One (1969), the Public Broadcasting Service was founded (1970), Johnson & Johnson ordered a nationwide recall after seven people died from cyanide-laced Tylenol in Chicago (1982), Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger (1984), Britain’s The Sunday Times ran Mordechai Vanunu’s story about Israel’s secret nuclear arsenal (1986), the Concertación coalition defeated Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s referendum to secure another eight-year term, on the same day Brazil’s Parliament ratified her new constitution (1988), Melbourne’s The Herald published its last independent edition (1990), the first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, was released (1991), mass demonstrations in Belgrade, known as the Bulldozer Revolution, forced Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević to resign (2000), and Barry Bonds hit his 71st and 72nd home runs to pass Mark McGwire’s single-season record (2010). And 13 crewmen were murdered as drug gangs seized two Chinese cargo vessels on the Mekong River in the infamous and lawless Golden Triangle (2011).


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