Pasteurization, Marie Curie Isolates Radium chloride and the World's 1st Motor Race

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Important Events

  • 1920 Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate
  • 1968 British politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial "Rivers of Blood" speech
  • 1974 'The Troubles', the Northern Ireland conflict between republican and loyalist paramilitaries, British security forces, and civil rights groups, claims its 1000th victim
  • 1980 Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria sees hundreds of Berber political activists arrested
  • 1999 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado
  • 2010 The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes, killing 11 and causing the rig to sink, causing a massive oil discharge into the Gulf of Mexico and an environmental disaster
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  • 2008 Danica Patrick driving for Andretti Green Racing wins the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi; first female driver in history to win an IndyCar Series race
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First known performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, London, recorded by Simon Forman

On this day in 1611


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President Jimmy Carter is attacked by a swamp rabbit which swam up to his fishing boat in Plains, Georgia

On this day in 1979

Famous Weddings

  • 1914 Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear
  • 1968 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (24) weds fellow reporter Carol Honsa
  • 2002 MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 Actor-writer Charlie Shanian (39) divorces former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tori Spelling (32) only 15 months after their lavish $1-million wedding
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