680: Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
1780: Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Caribbean, hitting Barbados first. Atlantic’s deadliest recorded hurricane.
1954: Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
1957: A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident