On this day in history, Philippine tyrant Ferdinand Marcos passes away while living in exile.
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The Greeks beat the Persians at Marathon in 490 B.C. Phidippides, a Greek soldier, rushed more than 26 miles to inform Athenians of the triumph and died shortly after. His achievement served as the inspiration for the present marathon race.
The first night football game was played at Mansfield University in 1892. The game at Smythe Park in Mansfield, Pa., was called off at halftime due to insufficient electrical lighting.
A grand jury accused eight Chicago White Sox players for tossing the 1919 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds in baseball’s worst scandal in 1920.
Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928.
Adolf Hitler convened a four-power meeting in Munich in 1938 to resolve the Czechoslovak problem, delaying the German army’s march into Sudetenland.
Former President Charles de Gaulle championed a new Constitution prepared by Michel Debre and ratified by France in 1958.
The first reports of deaths from cyanide-laced Extra-Strength Tylenol pills in the Chicago area appeared in 1982. Seven individuals died, and the unresolved case led to consumer product tamper-proof packaging.
After a 13-year effort, a federal appeals court deemed Boston public schools officially desegregated in 1987.
Ferdinand Marcos, the former Philippine dictator, died in exile in Hawaii in 1989.
A Pakistani airliner carrying 167 passengers and crew crashed into a hill southeast of Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1992, killing everyone on board.
The MS Estonia, a ferry heading from Estonia to Sweden, collapsed and drowned in bad weather off the coast of Finland in 1994, killing 852 passengers.
In 2008, congressional negotiators and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson reached an agreement on a $700 billion bailout plan for the banking industry. It provided the Treasury Department considerable powers, including the ability to buy a variety of financially ailing properties.
Iran claimed to have tested long-range missiles in 2009, one of which having a 1,250-mile range. Many areas within striking distance of such a missile, including Israel, US bases in the Persian Gulf, and sections of Europe, were rapidly mentioned by observers.
Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators from Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement battled with riot police in 2014, resulting in 26 injuries and 78 arrests.
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in 2018, resulting in a tsunami that killed over 1,500 people.
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