TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1903 Turks de­stroy the town of Kas­to­ria in Bul­garia, killing 10,000 civil­ians.

1916 Ger­many’s "Red Baron," Man­fred von Richthofen, wins his first aerial com­bat.

1917

The German Army re­cap­tures the Rus­sian Port of Riga from Rus­sian forces.

1942 Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Win­ston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stal­in­grad.

1944 Bri­tish air­borne troops parachute into Hol­land to cap­ture the Arn­hem bridge as part of Op­er­a­tion Mar­ket-Gar­den.

1957 The Thai army seizes power in Bangkok.

1976 The Space Shut­tle is un­veiled to the pub­lic.

1978 Egypt and Is­rael sign the Camp David Ac­cords.

1980 Na­tion­wide in­de­pen­dent trade union Sol­i­dar­ity es­tab­lished in Poland.

2001 The New York Stock Ex­change re­opens af­ter the Septem­ber 11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks on the Twin Tow­ers.

2006 Alaska’s Fourpeaked Moun­tain erupts for the first time in at least 10,000 years.

2011 Oc­cupy Wall Street move­ment call­ing for greater so­cial and eco­nomic equal­ity be­gins in New York City’s Zuc­cotti Park.

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