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1906 — A giant earth­quake strikes San Fran­cisco. The quake and re­sult­ing fires dev­as­tate the city, leav­ing more than 1000 dead and 200,000 home­less.

1909 — 15th-cen­tury French heroine Joan of Arc is be­at­i­fied at a cer­e­mony at the Vat­i­can. 1934 — The first laun­dro­mat is opened at Fort Worth, Texas.

1955 — Ger­man-born physi­cist Al­bert Ein­stein dies, aged 76.

1976 — About 40,000 Is­raelis march into oc­cu­pied West Bank area of Jor­dan, de­mand­ing that Is­rael an­nex the ter­ri­tory.

1980 — For­mer Rhode­sia be­comes in­de­pen­dent Zim­babwe.

1983 — Sui­cide bomb at­tack kills 62 at the US Em­bassy in Beirut.

2014 — An avalanche sweeps down Mount Ever­est, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leav­ing four miss­ing.

2015 — Five teenagers are ar­rested in Mel­bourne, with po­lice al­leg­ing two were plan­ning a ter­ror at­tack on An­zac Day events.

2016 — Johnny Depp and Am­ber Heard apol­o­gise for smug­gling their dogs into Aus­tralia.

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