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Francisco Pizarro met Incan Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca (1532), and arrived at the Incan capital of Cuzco in what is now Peru, today (1533). Also, William of Orange landed at Brixham to begin the Glorious Revolution (1688), Georgetown University opened as the first Catholic college in the U.S. (1791), Zebulon Pike saw the Colorado mountain that bears his name (1806), Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca deposed Emperor Pedro II and declared Brazil a republic (1889), the League of Nations held its first general assembly (1920), 1,000 striking workers were killed by government forces in Guayaquil, Ecuador (1922), the NBC radio network began broadcasting with 24 affiliate stations (1924), President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial (1939), two parolees tried to rob and then murdered Kansas farmer Herbert Clutter and his wife and two children, the crime that inspired Truman Capote’s bestseller In Cold Blood (1959), Gemini 12 completed the program’s final mission (1966), at least 250,000 protesters peacefully marched against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. (1969), Intel released the 4004, the world’s first single-chip microprocessor (1971), a package sent by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski began giving off smoke in the cargo hold of an airliner, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing (1979), a research assistant was injured when a bomb sent by Kaczynski exploded at the University of Michigan, on the same day British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald signed the Anglo-Irish Agreement (1985), workers in Brașov protested the economic policies of Romanian President Nicolae Ceaușescu (1987), the Palestinian National Council proclaimed an independent state of Palestine, on the same day Max Havelaar was launched as the first FairTrade label (1988), Bulgaria began the transition to parliamentary democracy (1990), Jharkhand became India’s 28th state (2000), Al Jazeera English was launched (2006), a 5000 people died as Cyclone Sidr made landfall in Bangladesh (2007). Xi Jinping became General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, on the same day 4 people died when a Union Pacific train struck a parade float in Midland, Texas (2012). And the Hong Kong High Court banned Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from serving in the city’s Parliament (2016).
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