1944 - An allied bombing raid on the German city of Darmstadt killed an estimated 12,300 inhabitants and made 70,000 people homeless.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."Dwight Eisenhower
2001 - Four commercial passenger jet airliners were hijacked. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers a…
2004 - The Beslan school hostage crisis ended with the overall loss of 344 civilians, at least 172 of whom were children.
"For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out." James Baldwin
According to a study commissioned by the Society For The Protection Of Animals Abroad, the average British worker spends the equivalent of two weeks a year grumbling about work.
(The most common gripes generally take up a total of 20 minutes of the working day, and include the amount of junk mail received, being copied into emails that are not related to their work, and someone stealing a favourite mug.
The top 20 office grumbles were:-
1. Getting a phone call when you're literally about to leave the office
2. Computers being slow
3. IT issues
4. The temperature being too low/high (See 5 and 10)
5. No air conditioning - I guess that's about the temperature being too high.
6. Computers crashing
7. Printers jamming or breaking down
8. Colleagues who are difficult to work with
9. When someone uses your desk when you're away and leaves it messy
10. Freezing cold air conditioning - That's about the temperature being too low.
11. Being in the office when the weather is lov…
1858 – Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.
1882 – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuted in Moscow.
1940 – Exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramon Mercader in Mexico.
1978 - A 29 year old airline stewardess, Irit Gidron, died during an attack on a bus carrying Israelis in central London. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) later said it had carried out the attack.
1986 – U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill gunned down 14 of his co-workers and then commited suicide in In Edmond, Oklahoma.
1988 – A cease-fire was agreed between Iran and Iraq, after almost eight years of war.
1989 – The pleasure boat Marchioness sank on the River Thames, in London, following a collision. 51 people were killed.
1819 – Seventeen people die and over 600 were injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England, which was held to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. This became known as The Peterloo Massacre.
1902 – Georgette Heyer, English author was born.
1906 – An estimated 8.2 MW earthquake hit Valparaíso, Chile, killing 3,886 people.
1913 – Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) becomes the first university in Japan to admit female students.
1946 – Mass riots in Kolkata began, in which more than 4,000 people were murdered over the next 72 hours.
1960 – Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom.
1974 – Punk Rock pioneers The Ramones played their first show in a local New York club called CBGB.
1977 - Elvis Presley died.
2012 – South African police fatally shot 34 miners and wounded 78 more during an industrial dispute near Rustenburg.
1926 - The American Olympic athlete, Gertrude Ederle, became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. It took her 14 hours, 39 minutes to swim the 56 kilometers from France to England. She held the record for 35 years.
1945 - The world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. An estimated 140,000 people were killed by the bomb and its aftermath.
A woman gives flowers to a German soldier leaving for the front, Berlin, August 1914 pic.twitter.com/AbpfIdFCN9
— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) August 5, 2014
1944 - Anne Frank was arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (Grüne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified.1964 - FBI agents uncovered the bodies of three missing civil rights workers at a dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi.
1498 - On his third voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus "discovered" the island of Trinidad.
1703 - Daniel Defoe was placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel. He had ruthlessly satirised the High Church Tories in a pamphlet, but allegedly, instead of throwing rotten veg and fruit at him, the crowd threw flowers.
1741 – Charles Albert of Bavaria invaded Upper Austria and Bohemia.
1790 – The first U.S. patent was issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
1792 - Director David Rittenhouse laid the cornerstone in Philadelphia for the U.S. Mint, the first building of the federal government.
1895 – The Basque Nationalist Party (Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea-Partido Nacionalista Vasco) was founded by Basque nationalist leader Sabino Arana.
1913 – The Balkan States signed an armistice at Bucharest.
1919 – The German national assembly adopted the Weimar constitution.
1938 – Bulgaria signed a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of…
1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match took place near Guildford, England
1803 – The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opened in south London.
1847 – Liberia declared independence.
1944 – The first German V-2 rocket hit Great Britain.
1945 – The Potsdam Declaration was signed in Potsdam, Germany.
1945 - Clement Attlee became Britain's new prime minister after Labour won a sweeping victory. (It's always a bit surprising to think of this when you consider how popular Churchill was during the war. Maybe people just wanted to look to the future and forget the past.)
1952 - Eva Peron died.
1963 - Thousands were killed during an earthquake in the Yugoslavian city of Skopje.
1989 – A federal grand jury indicted Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm. He was the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
1943 - Italian dictator Benito Mussolini stepped down as head of the armed forces and the government.
1969 - Senator Edward Kennedy plead guilty to leaving the scene of a crime following the Chappaquiddick car crash.
1978 - The first so called 'test tube baby' was born in Manchester, England.
1992 - The Olympic Games opened in Barcelona with all countries present for the first time in modern history.
2000 - 113 people died when Concorde crashed minutes after take-off from Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris. Concorde was out of service for more than a year after the Paris crash, it struggled to attract enough passengers and was retired in October 2003 as it was no longer profitable.
1942 – The Treblinka extermination camp was opened.
1961 – The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) was founded in Nicaragua.
1967 – Riots broke out in Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history, by the end 43 people were killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burnt to the ground.
1974- The military government in Greece collapses and the former prime minister Constantine Karamanlis was invited to return.
1982 – The International Whaling Commission voted to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
1983 – The Sri Lankan Civil War began with the killing of 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. In the subsequent government-organised pogrom of Black July, about 1,000 Tamils were slaughtered, some 400,000 Tamils fled to neighbouring Tamil Nadu, India and many found refuge in Europe and Canada.
1984 – Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign when she surrendered her crown after nude photos of her appeared in P…
1829 – In the United States, William Austin Burt patented the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.
1840 – The Province of Canada was created by the Act of Union.
1892 – Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia was born.
1903 – The Ford Motor Company sold its first car.
1904 - The first ice cream cone was served.
1914 – Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia demanding Serbia allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia rejected those demands and Austria declared war on July 28.
1926 – Fox Film bought the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.
1929 – The Fascist government in Italy banned the use of foreign words.
365 – A tsunami devestated the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The tsunami was caused by an earthquake estimated to be 8.0 on the Richter Scale. 5,000 people perished in the Alexandria, and 45,000 more died outside of the city.
1403 – King Henry IV of England defeated rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England.
1545 – French troops landed on the coast of the Isle of Wight.
1904 – Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, became the first man to break the 100mph barrier on land. He drove a 15-liter Gobron-Brille in Ostend, Belgium.
1925 – In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
1925 – Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first man to break the 150mph land barrier at Pendine Sands in Wales. He drove a Sunbeam to a two-way average of 150.33mph.
1969 – Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission.
1969 - Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, orbited above.
1974 - Thousands of Turkish troops invaded northern Cyprus.
1982 – The Provisional IRA detonated two bombs in Hyde Park and Regents Park in central London, killing eight soldiers on ceremonial duty, wounding forty-seven bystanders, and leading to the deaths of seven horses.
1986 – In South Africa, police fired tear gas into a church service for families of those held under the government's emergency decrees.
1989 – Burma's ruling junta put opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
1990 - An IRA bomb blew a 10-foot hole in the London Stock Exchange.
1996 – In Spain, an ETA bomb at an airport killed 35.
1998 – Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups left Afghanistan…
1543 – King Henry VIII of England married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace.
1812 – The United States invaded Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
1961 – The Panshet and Khadakvasala dams in India burst destroying most of the older sections of the city of Pune. Half of the city was submerged. More than 100,000 families dislocated and the death tally exceeded 2,000.
1962 – The Rolling Stones performed their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
1998 - Three young brothers, Richard Quinn, 11, Mark Quinn, 9, and Jason Quinn, 7, were murdered in a loyalist arson attack as the stand-off between Orangemen and police at Drumcree in Ireland.
2006 - Hezbollah guerrillas kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed eight others in a cross-border raid; Israel sent ground troops into Lebanon in response.
988 – The city of Dublin was founded on the banks of the river Liffey in Ireland.
1040 - Lady Godiva stripped and rode round the streets of Coventry in her birthday suit, to protest the heavy taxation imposed by her husband, Lord Leofric, the Earl of Mercia.
1212 – The most severe of several early fires of London burnt most of the city to the ground.
1460 – Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick defeated the king's Lancastrian forces and took King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton.
1553 – Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England for - nine days. Awww bless.
1778 – Louis XVI of France declared war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1856 – Nikola Tesla was born.
1913 – Temperatures in Death Valley, California hit 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
1938 – Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
1940 - The German air force, the Luftwaffe, attacked shipping convoys o…
1969 – In Canada, the Official Languages Act was adopted making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
1978 – The Solomon Islands became independent from the United Kingdom.
2005 - Four bombs were set off on the London public transport system during the morning rush hour, killing 56 people, and injuring 700. It was the deadliest single act of terrorism in the UK since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988, which killed 270 people. A group called "Al Qaeda in Europe" claimed responsibility for the attacks.
2006 – The Western Black Rhinoceros, the rarest of the Black Rhino subspecies, was declared extinct by the World Conservation Union, due to poaching.
1844 – The last nesting pair of Great Auks was killed. They were found incubating an egg off Iceland. Jón Brandsson and Sigurður Ísleifsson strangled the adults and Ketill Ketilsson smashed the egg with his boot.
1884 – The Dow Jones published its 1st stock average.
1928 - The first colour television transmission took place in London.
1969 - Former Rolling Stones guitarist, Brian Jones (born Lewis Brian Hopkin-Jones) drowned.
1971 - Jim Morrison, the lead singer of American rock group The Doors, was found dead in a bathtub in Paris of heart failure. He was only 27.
1976 - Israeli commandos rescued 103 hostages held by Arab militants at Entebbe airport, Uganda.
1987 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was sentenced to life imprisonment at a court in Lyon.
1988 - Missiles fired from an American naval warship, the USS Vincennes, brought down an Iranian passenger jet in the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
1996 – The Stone of Scone was returned to Scotland.
1922 - 18 year old Ralph Samuelson slapped a pair of sticks on his feet, grabbed hold of a rope behind a boat, and became the world's first waterskier. (His brother Ben operated the powerboat that pulled Ralph along. He broke the original skis in one landing, but his slightly-modified second pair still can be seen at the Water Ski Hall of Fame museum in Winter Haven, Florida.)
1960 - 45 men were killed in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Monmouthshire, Wales.
2004 - The United States handed power back to the Iraqi people at a low-key ceremony in Baghdad.
1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England, which killed a six year
old boy was passed off as an accident; it later emerged that it was the
first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist
1983 - Pope John Paul II privately met banned union leader Lech Walesa, the founder of Solidarity, on a visit to Poland.
- An auction of John Lennon's possessions raised $430,000, including
$19,000 for a guitar used while Lennon was with the Beatles.
1985 – A terrorist bomb brought a Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people on board.
– James Hansen testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and
Natural Resources that it was 99% probable that global warming had
1991 – Moldova declared independence.
1992 - New York crime boss John Gotti (the Teflon Don) was sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole.
1941 - Hitler's German troops invaded the Soviet Union.
1969 – The Cuyahoga River, in Northeast Ohio in the United States, caught fire, which triggered a crack-down on pollution in the river. Time magazine described the Cuyahoga as the river that "oozes rather than flows" and in which a person "does not drown but decays."
1969 – Judy Garland died.
1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, was discovered.
1981 - Mark Chapman changed his plea to guilty and admitted he murdered John Lennon in December 1980.
1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launched. Its first flight was from London Heathrow Airport.
1269 – King Louis IX of France ordered all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
1306 – The Earl of Pembroke's army defeated Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, were finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
1961 – Kuwait declared independence from the United Kingdom.
1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
1970 - Edward Heath became prime minister after a surprise victory for the Conservatives in the general election.
1975 - An inquest jury decided Lord Lucan murdered the 29-year-old nanny of his three young children.
1978 – Garfield comic strip was first published. It has grown to over $1 billion in revenue, and is distributed to ove…
1429 – French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeated the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turned the tide of the Hundred Years' War.
1767 – Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sighted Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
1812 - The United States declared war on on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1815 – The Battle of Waterloo led to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for the second and final time.
1858 – Charles Darwin received a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that included nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own. This prompted Darwin to publish his theory.
1873 – Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 US presidential election. (The 19th Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, which prohibits each of the states and the federal government from denying any citizen the right to vote beca…
1215 – King John of England put his seal to the Magna Carta.
1667 – The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
1752 – Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is electricity.
1785 – Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, became the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon exploded during an attempt to cross the English Channel.
1844 – Charles Goodyear received a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
1877 – Henry Ossian Flipper became the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.
1909 – Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa met at Lord's and formed the ICC (Imperial Cricket Conference).
1911 – Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) was incorporated.
1919 – John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight at Clifden, County…
1381 – Richard II met leaders of the Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath.
1381 - The Tower of London was stormed by rebels who entered without resistance.
1645 – Battle of Naseby – 12,000 Royalist forces were beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers.
1648 – Margaret Jones was hanged in Boston for witchcraft.
1777 – The Stars and Stripes was adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
1789 – Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reached Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat.
1789 – Whisky distilled from corn was first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. He called it Bourbon because he lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
1822 – Charles Babbage proposed a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables".
1839 – The village of Henley, on the River Thames in Oxford…
1509 – Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon.
1692 - Salem Village. Bridget Bishop, the first colonist tried in the Salem witch trials, was hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. (In 1956 the Massachusetts General Court passed an act exonerating her. Well that's alright then.)
1776 - Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston were appointed to the Committee of Five to draft the American declaration of independence.
1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reached Alaska.
1955 – Eighty-three people were killed and at least 100 injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collided at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
1959 - The Hovercraft, invented by Christopher Cockerell, was officially launched in Southampton.
1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin became the only prisoners to successfully escape from Alcatraz Island prison.
1539 – Hernando De Soto, Spanish explorer and conquistador, claimed Florida for Spain.
1839 – Lin Tse-hsü destroyed 1.2 million kg of opium in Humen, confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a Casus belli to open hostilities with China, resulting in the First Opium War.
1924 – Franz Kafka died.
1937 – The Duke of Windsor married Wallis Simpson.
1940 – The Luftwaffe bombed Paris.
1946 - The first (modern) bikini bathing suit was displayed in Paris. Where else?
1956 – British Rail renamed 'Third Class' passenger facilities as 'Second Class'. Second Class facilities had been abolished in 1875, leaving just First Class and Third Class. (That's Britain for you.)
1989 – Troops attempted to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.
455 – The Vandals entered Rome, and plundered the city for two weeks.
1692 – Bridget Bishop was the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts.
1793 – Jean-Paul Marat recited the names of 29 people to the French National Convention. Almost all of these people were guillotined, followed by 17,000 more over the course of the next year during the Reign of Terror.
1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1946 – Italians voted to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum the king of Italy Umberto II di Savoia was exiled.
1953 - Queen Elizabeth II was crowned.
1966 - The United States landed a spacecraft on the Moon on its first try (four months behind the Soviet Union).
1985 - English clubs were banned from playing in Europe indefinitely, after the riot at Brussels' Heysel stadi…
1503 – James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor were married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion resulted in a peace that lasted ten years.
1533 – The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
1859 – Big Ben was drawn on a carriage pulled by 16 horses from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster.
1934 – The Glyndebourne festival in England was inaugurated.
1937 – Neville Chamberlain became British Prime Minister.
1942 – In retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia killed over 1800 people.
1952 – Women in Greece were given the right to vote.
1959: Two monkeys, Abe and Baker, became the first living creatures to survive a space mission. (Able died from the effects of anesthesia given for removal of implanted electrodes.)
According to the Recycling Association, Lucozade sport drink bottles, and Pringles crisp tubes are the worst products for recycling.
(It's not just about how much plastic is used; the variety of materials that go into the packaging is key. Pringles with its distinctive tube is one of the worst: it has a metal base, plastic cap, foil tear off lide and foil-lined cardboard sleeve. The association described it as a nightmare.
I'm not sure which bin they should go into, but luckily I don't drink Lucozade, and I don't eat Pringles.)
1499 – Catherine of Aragon, was married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Catherine was just 13 and Arthur 12.
1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
1568 – Queen Elizabeth I of England ordered the arrest of Mary Queen of Scots.
1649 – An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth was passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
1890 – Ho Chi Minh, the1st President of Vietnam was born.
1897 – Oscar Wilde was released from Reading Prison.
1943 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the cross-English Channel landing (D-Day). It would be delayed over a month due to bad weather.
1962 - Marilyn Monroe sang "that" birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
1984 – Poet John Betjeman, who had been Britain's Poet…
The word ‘museum’ comes from classical Latin where it meant a place holy to the Muses.
(In Greek mythology the Muses were the goddesses of inspiration in literature, science and the arts.
The 9 muses were each protectors of a different art and symbolised by a different item; Calliope (epic poetry - a writing tablet), Clio (history - a scroll or book), Euterpe (lyric poetry - an aulos (a Greek flute)), Thalia (comedy and pastoral poetry - a comic mask), Melpomene (tragedy - a sword), Terpsichore (dance - a lyre), Erato (love poetry - a cithara (a Greek type of lyre)), Polyhymnia (sacred poetry / hymns - a veil), and Urania (astronomy - a globe and compass).
Nowadays, the word "muse" can be used to refer to any person who inspires an artist, writer, or musician.)
1521 – Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, was executed for treason.
1536 – George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford and four other men were executed for treason.
1590 – Anne of Denmark was crowned Queen of Scotland.
1792 – The New York Stock Exchange was formed.
1814 – The Constitution of Norway was signed and Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
1974 – Thirty-three people were killed by terrorist bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland.
1978 - Charlie Chaplin's stolen body was found.
1984 – Prince Charles called the proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.
1992 – The WHO (World Health Organisation) took homosexuality out of its list of mental illnesses.
1994 - The U.N. Security Council approved sending troops to secure…