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