- 1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
- 1789 US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court
- 1869 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold
- 1877 Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
- 1950 "Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
- 1957 President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
First autopsy & coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland
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