On This Day…

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1066 – Battle of Hastings: William the Conqueror and his Norman army defeat the English forces of Harold II who is killed in the battle.

1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” collection of 12 stories originally published serially in “The Strand Magazine”

1926 – A. A. Milne’s book “Winnie the Pooh” released.

1933 – Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations.

1979 – 1st Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. by over 100,000 people.

1982 – US President Reagan proclaims war on drugs.

1947 – American test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier.

1986 – Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel, for his efforts to ensure the Holocaust was remembered.

2017 – Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum.

Via Britannica / On This Day

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