1498 - Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure & curse" his Copernican heliocentric views
1879 - F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1887 - Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1919 - Germans scuttle their own fleet
1942 - Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1945 - Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to US during WW II
1977 - Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
1990 - At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
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