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Six-year-old Valentinian III became Emperor of Rome today (425). Also, the Irish rebelled against English rule (1641), the English and Scottish parliaments merged into the Parliament of Great Britain (1707), the first National Women’s Rights Convention began in Worcester, Massachusetts (1850), President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeus corpus for cases relating to the military (1861), Queen Victoria appointed 72 members to the Canadian Senate (1867), Alberto Santos-Dumont made Europe’s first heavier-than-air flight at Champs de Bagatelle in Paris (1906), an estimated 30,000 women marched on New York City’s Fifth Avenue to demand suffrage (1915), Vladimir Lenin called for the October Revolution (1917), the New York Stock Exchange began to show signs of panic, on the same day transcontinental air service began between New York and San Francisco (1929), mobsters Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard Rosencrantz were shot in a Newark saloon in what the media dubbed the “Chophouse Massacre” (1935), the United Nations General Assembly convened for the first time (1946), a student protest fired on by police in Budapest sparked the Hungarian Revolution (1956), an underground earthquake trapped 174 miners more than 4000 feet underground in Nova Scotia’s Springhill Mine #2, on the same day cartoonist Peyo introduced the Smurfs in the Belgian comic Johan and Peewit (1958), President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over tapes of Oval Office conversations relating to the Watergate Scandal, on the same day a U.N.-approved ceasefire formally ended the Yom Kippur War (1973), President Mátyás Szűrös declared the democratic parliamentary republic of Hungary, ending 40 years of communist rule (1989), Yolanda Saldívar was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Tejano singer Selena (1995), Chechen terrorists seized 700 hostages in Moscow’s House of Culture theater (2002), 35 people died when a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Chūetsu region of Japan’s Niigata Prefecture (2004), 25 workers died when winds and waves from a powerful cold front drove a service rig into the Kab 101 oil platform off the coast of Tabasco, Mexico (2007), 582 people died when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Turkey’s Van Province, on the same day the National Transition Council announced the end of Libya’s civil war (2011), and BBC’s Ceefax, the world’s first teletext service, ceased operation after 38 years as Northern Ireland switched to digital television (2012). And Hurricane Patricia produced the lowest sea-level air pressure and highest sustained winds ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, a few hours before her landfall in Mexico (2015).
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