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2008
The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at {{convert|1389|ft|m}}, at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level.
2005
Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
1996
U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
1990
Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
1988
National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.
1979
Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
1973
Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
1968
''60 Minutes'' debuts on CBS.
Swaziland joins the United Nations.
1962
United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
1957
Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
1950
Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe.
1948
The Honda Motor Company is founded.
1946
Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
1935
Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
1906
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.
1890
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
1877
Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
1869
"Black Friday": Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
1852
The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels {{convert|17|mi|km}} from Paris to Trappes.
1841
The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
1789
The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1780
Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold's plot to surrender West Point.
1674
Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
1664
1645
Battle of Rowton Heath, Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles
1180
Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
622
Prophet Muhammad completes his hijra from Mecca to Medina.