1945 Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender
1945 US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die
United Nations Charter
1945 US Senate ratifies United Nations charter 89-2
Nuclear Bombing of Nagasaki
1945 Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9
1947 Iuliu Maniu's Farmers' Party is banned in Romania
1948 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
1948 London's Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
1951 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances
2005 The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland
2005 A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
2008 Historic Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier burns down for a second time in 80 years.
2012 18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia
2012 Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley in 4:28.43
2013 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy
2014 UN Security Council hold emergency meeting calling for an immediate and indefinite humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
2014 Missiles strike near Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving 10 dead and many wounded; Israeli Defence Force say they are not responsible
Event of Interest
2014 Israel criticizes John Kerry's proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip
2016 Earliest evidence of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, published in "South African Journal of Science"
2061 31st predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet