1550 – Foundation of the city of Concepción, Chile.
1864 – Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone, approx 60,000 die
1946 – Newcastle United equals English Football League record for biggest winning margin in a 13-0 thrashing of Newport in a Division 2 match at St. James’ Park; Len Shackleton scores 6, Charlie Wayman 4 for the Toon
1950 – Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown and coach Red Auerbach draw lots out of hat for 3 members of defunct Chicago Stags franchise; hit jackpot with future 6-time NBA champion, Bob Cousy
1957 – 11th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 5-3
1973 – Signature of the European Patent Convention.
1981 – Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
1982 – First regular season NHL game is played in New Jersey (Newark; NJ Devils play a 3-3 tie against Pittsburgh Penguins at Brendan Byrne Arena; Don Lever scores first Devils’ goal
1996 – New York centre fielder Bernie Williams homers from each side of the plate as the Yankees beat Texas, 6-4 to win the AL Division Series, 3 – 1
2010 – Injured Indian cricket batsman VVS Laxman is the hero with 73 not out as the home team chases down 216 to beat Australia with just 1 wicket to spare in the 1st Test at Mohali