THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1494 Piero the Unfortunate of the de’ Medici family, ruler of Florence, loses his power and flees the state
  • 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte pulls off a coup and becomes the dictator of France under the title of First Consul
 
  • 1980 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
  • 1994 Chemical element Darmstadtium discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, German
  • 1998 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to NASDAQ investors to compensate for price-fixing – largest civil settlement in US history

Source: Onthisday.com

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