1399: King Richard II became the first English monarch to abdicate his throne.

1829: Sir Robert Peel’s police force, the “bobbies,” began operations at Scotland Yard.

1895: French chemist Louis Pasteur died.

1978: John Paul I died one month after becoming pope.

1982: Seven people died after taking Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. This led to the use of safety seals on most consumer products.

1988: The space shuttle Discovery was launched, the first American-staffed space flight since the Challenger disaster.

2001: Former South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu died.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”

Harry S. Truman

(1884 — 1972)

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.