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The original Norman tower of Cambridgeshire’s Ely Cathedral collapsed today (1322). Also, 13 French and 13 Italian knights fought in a tournament after drunken insults sparked the Challenge of Barletta (1503), Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to be tried by the Inquisition (1633), Spain recognized the independence of Portugal (1668), 38 men of the Clan MacDonald were killed and 40 of their wives and children would die of exposure when English troops carried out the Massacre of Glen Coe (1692), Andrei Şaguna presented Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I a petition for Romanian independence (1849), work began on the Covering of the Senne in Brussels (1867), Thomas Edison discovered thermionic emission (1880), Hubertine Auclert published the first issue of Paris’ feminist newspaper La Citoyenne (1881), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers or ASCAP was established (1914), as was the Negro National League (1920), New Delhi was inaugurated as the capital of India (1931), Furman University’s Frank Selvy scored an NCAA Division I single game record 100 points against Newberry College (1954), Israel received 4 of the 7 Dead Sea Scrolls (1955), Wallace Lane, Virginia Maxey, and Mike Mikesell found the Coso Artifact near Olancha, California (1961), researchers rediscovered Leonardo da Vinci’s Madrid Codices in the National Library of Spain (1964), 2 garbage collectors and a policeman were killed when a bomb exploded in a refuse truck outside Sydney, Australia’s Hilton Hotel (1978), an intense windstorm sank a half-mile section of the Hood Canal Bridge in western Washington (1979), a series of sewer explosions destroyed two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky (1981), 440 Maya Achi were massacred in Río Negro, Guatemala (1982), 64 people died as a fire swept through the Cinema Statuto in Turin, Italy (1983), the last original “Peanuts” comic strip was published, the day after the death of cartoonist Charles Schultz (2000), 315 people died as a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck El Salvador (2001), Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologized to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations (2008), hunters from the Umatilla tribe harvested a bison near Yellowstone National Park, restoring a tradition guaranteed by treaty over 150 years earlier (2011), and the European Space Agency test-launched their Vega rocket (2012). And 5 people died when South Airlines Flight 8971 crashed in Donetsk, Ukraine (2013).


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