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  • Meal Tub Plot against James II of England.
  • Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed).
  • Union Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeats Conf Gen. Stirling Price
  • Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight
  • 25 000 women marched in NYC demanding the right to vote
  • Walt Disney's "Dumbo" is released
  • During WW II Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein Egypt
  • UN Gen Assembly convenes in NY for 1st time in Flushing Meadow.
  • Revolt against Stalinist policies began in Hungary
  • 1st video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast
  • Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • President Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings
  • Islander Glenn Resch's 5th shut-out opponent - Flyers 3-0
  • By 2/3 majority Panamanians vote to approve the new Canal treaties
  • Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns due to illness.
  • 241 US Marines & sailors die in a terrorist suicide attack in Beriut

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