King Cyrus 'the Great' of
captives and allowing them to return home.
announces the end of their one-child policy after 35 years.
China's one-child policy
Hurricane Sandy smashed into the eastern seaboard of the
, killing 117 people in the
and 69 in
. The storm caused about $50 billion in damage in the
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Baluchistan, one of
's poorest regions. At least 200 people were killed and more than 15,000 were left homeless.
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. 3 separate bombings in
's capital city of
a few days before the important festival of Diwali left about 60 people dead.
2005 Delhi bombings
the European Union's
Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe
, the first
to orbit the
, returned to space at age 77.
The National Organization for Women was founded.
The Star of India and other gems were stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in
Jack Roland Murphy
Sinai Peninsula during the
Operation Musketeer (1956)
The New York Stock Exchange
crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating
the Great Depression
Wall Street Crash of 1929
The Republic of Turkey
was proclaimed under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
founded. Also known as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),
the Red Cross
is a humanitarian institution that has been a three-time recipient of
the Nobel Peace Prize
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
's opera Don Giovanni debuted in
Symphony No. 38 (Mozart)
William Penn Landing Site
Battle of Mbwila [Ambuila],:
forces defeat forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King Antonio I of Kongo / Nvita a Nkanga.
Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the German Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed with Frederick I,
of Baden by Charles I of
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