1267 - Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps
1674 - English re-conquer New York from Netherlands
1904 - Japan declares war on Russia
1906 - Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
1923 - Soviet Aeroflot airlines established
1941 - Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)
1943 - Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal, epic battle ends
1969 - World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight
1972 - British government declares state of emergency after month-long miners" strike
1994 - Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Arafat
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