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1789: The Bastille, the state prison in Paris, was stormed by the ci­ti­zens of Paris and burned to the ground at the start of the French Rev­o­lu­tion.

1858: Suf­fragette Em­me­line Pankhurst (pic­tured be­low) was born in Manch­ester.

1867: Swedish chemist Al­fred No­bel first demon­strated the use of dy­na­mite.

1888: The first record com­pany, the North Amer­i­can Phono­graph Com­pany, was founded in Pitts­burg, Penn­syl­va­nia, by busi­ness­man Jesse L Lip­pin­cott.

1902: The Campanile of St Mark’s Cathe­dral in Venice col­lapsed dur­ing a safety in­spec­tion.

1940: The Soviet Union an­nexed Es­to­nia, Latvia and Lithua­nia.

1946: Dr Ben­jamin Spock’s fa­mous baby bi­ble – Baby And Child Care – was pub­lished, and be­came a best­seller. Twen­tyeight years later he said he no longer sup­ported his own the­o­ries.

1958: King Faisal of Iraq was as­sas­si­nated in a mil­i­tary coup led by Gen­eral Kassem, and a repub­lic was es­tab­lished.

1959: Grock, de­scribed as the “great­est clown on earth”, died in Italy.

1967: Par­lia­ment voted to le­galise abor­tion.

2019: Ex­tinc­tion Re­bel­lion was set to start protests in UK cities, with a week long “sum­mer up­ris­ing” in Bris­tol, Cardiff, Leeds, Glas­gow and Lon­don.

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