TODAY IN HISTORY
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.
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.