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  • Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies in London.
  • Battle of Agincourt Welsh longbow defeats the armored knight
  • Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus satellite of Saturn.
  • Iapetus moon of Saturn Discovered by Giovanni Cassini
  • George III ascends the British throne.
  • Erie Canal opens for business in NY
  • The Light Brigade charges (Battle of Balaklava) (Crimean War)
  • Senate begins investigating Teapot Dome scandals of Harding admin.
  • 1st scheduled transcontinental air service began
  • 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale NYC
  • Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missle bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over
  • UN General Assembly admits Mainland China & expels Taiwan.
  • Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World
  • USSR Venera 10 made day Venus landing
  • US invades Grenada a country 1/2000 its population.
  • Rangers beat Devils 11-2

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