TO­DAY in HIS­TORY

The Korea Times - - OPINION -

1571 — Turk­ish fleet de­feated by Span­ish and Ital­ians in Bat­tle of Lepanto

1737 — Waves sink 20,000 small craft, kill 300,000 (Ben­gal, In­dia)

1868 — Cor­nell Univer­sity (Ithaca, N.Y.) opens

1886 — Spain abol­ishes slav­ery in Cuba

1908 — Crete re­volts against Turkey, aligns with Greece

1916 — 222 points are scored in a foot­ball game be­tween Geor­gia Tech and Cum­ber­land Univer­sity of Lebanon, Ten­nes­see

1931 — First in­fra-red pho­to­graph, Rochester, N.Y.

1938 — Ger­many de­mands all Jew­ish pass­ports stamped with the let­ter J

1950 — U.S. forces ad­vance to North Korea by cross­ing the 38th par­al­lel dur­ing the Korean War

1958 — U.S. manned space-flight project re­named Project Mer­cury

1963 — Hur­ri­cane Flora hits Haiti and Do­mini­can Repub­lic, kills 7,190

1968 — Mo­tion Pic­ture As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica adopts film rat­ing sys­tem

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