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610 In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur’an

1675 King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London

1776 American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London

1787 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (A Little Serenade)

1846 US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world’s largest museum and research complex

1904 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (future Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest

1960 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

1977 US & Panama sign Panama Canal Zone accord

1977 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test

2018 Anti-government protests begin in Bucharest, Romania, with over 400 injured in clashes with police

2018 Landmark case against weed killer Roundup, San Francisco court awards groundsman Dewayne Johnson $289 million against Monsanto for giving him terminal cancer

2018 Turkish lira falls dramatically after US President Donald Trump announces tariff increases on Turkish steel and aluminum

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