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The Alid Revolt against the Abbasid Caliphate, led by Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, began today (762). Also, the Battle of Stamford Bridge ended the Viking invasions of England (1066), Vasco Núñez de Balboa reached the Pacific Ocean (1513), Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper in the Americas, was published for the first and only time (1690), Congress passed the Bill of Rights, a never-ratified amendment on apportioning Congress, and an amendment on Congressional pay that was later ratified as the Twenty-seventh Amendment (1789), the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor’s 80th birthday, marking the start of the Peking Opera (1790), Congress established Sequoia National Park (1890), Leonardo Torres Quevedo guided a boat from shore with his Telekino, the first remote control (1906), ground was broken for Boston’s Fenway Park (1911), the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism was founded (1912), the international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery was signed (1926), the first transatlantic telephone cable, TAT-1, began operation (1956), Alfred Denning released the British government’s official report on the Profumo Affair (1963), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was founded (1969), Norwegians voted not to join the European Community (1972), 4200 runners participated in the first Chicago Marathon (1977), 38 prisoners escaped from the Maze Prison, the largest escape since World War II and largest ever in British history (1983), NASA launched the Mars Observer (1991), the last of the Magdalene Asylums, forced work prisons for women charged with moral offenses, closed in Ireland (1996), what scientists believe was a comet nucleus struck the earth and exploded near the town of Bodaybo in Siberia’s Vitim River Basin (2002), at least 580 people were injured as a magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan near Hokkaidō (2003), and China launched Shenzhou 7, a mission that would include the nation’s first spacewalk (2008). And President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a joint appearance at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh to accuse Iran of building a secret nuclear enrichment plant (2009).


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