1500 Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first european to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal
1915 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
1993 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1994 7,000 Tutsi slaughtered by Hutus in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda
2006 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
2016 Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
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1954 US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin
1976 Barbara Walters becomes 1st female US nightly network news anchor (ABC News)
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1876 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet “Swan Lake”
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1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) first MLB game; lose 3-1 before 11,950 vs Washington Senators at American League Park
1981 More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history
1994 World’s largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made by BonBon, a candy factory in Home-Olstrup, Denmark; record later broken
1994 Richard Nixon became the only US President ever to resign from office, brought down by scandal over the Watergate office break-in and its attempted cover-up.
1887 Business magnate Andrew Carnegie (51) weds Louise Whitfield (30) in NYC, New York
1939 Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (29) weds supermarket magnate Huntington Hartford’s former wife Mary Lee Hartford
1995 “Extra” TV co-host Arthel Neville (32) weds Carolina Panther running back Derrick Lassic (25) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church