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Charlemagne was crowned the first King of the Franks today (768). Also, the Dutch Republic ceded the settlement of New Amsterdam to England, who renamed it New York (1664), Congress passed the Judiciary Act, establishing the office of U.S. Attorney General and prescribing the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court (1789), the Provisional Government of Belgium was formed (1830), gold prices plummeted when President Ulysses Grant ordered the Treasury to sell gold in response to a plot by Jay Gould and James Fisk to corner the market (1869), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officially renounced polygamy (1890), President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument (1906), Cathay Pacific Airways was founded (1946), as was the Honda Motor Company (1948), Barcelona’s storied Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, opened on the same day President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to enforce school desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas (1957), a federal court ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the first black student to attend the school (1962), CBS’ 60 Minutes premiered (1968), Guinea-Bissau declared independence (1973), CompuServe became the world’s first commercial internet service (1979), the periodic Great White Spot was observed on Saturn (1990), 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (1996), 118 people died as Category 3 Hurricane Rita made landfall near the border of Texas and Louisiana (2005), at least 30,000 people took part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma (2007), 327 people died as a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Pakistan (2013), and the Indian Space Research Organization’s Mars Orbiter Mission, nicknamed Mangalyaan, was inserted into orbit around Mars on its first attempt (2014). And at least 770 and as many as 2400 people died in a stampede near the Jamaraat Bridge in Mina, Saudi Arabia, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage (2015).
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