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490(BC)-Athenians defeat 2nd Persian invasion of Greece at Marathon

1649-Drogheda, Ireland falls to Puritan troops; inhabitants massacred

1776-Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission

1857-423 die when “Central America” sinks off Cape Romain SC

1918-During WWI, U.S. forces launch an attack on German-occupied St. Mihiel

1934-Baltic Pact signed by Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia

1938-Adolph Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czech

1941-First German ship in WWII captured by the U.S. (Busko)

1953-Jacqueline Bouvier marries John F. Kennedy

1953-Nikita Khrushchev becomes First Secretary of USSR Communist Party

1959-“Bonanza” premiers

1964-Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage

1965-Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75

1974-Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)

1980-Military coup in Turkey

1983-USSR vetoes UN resolution deploring its shooting down of Korean plane