1959 Typhoon Vera hits Japan
The category five typhoon is thought to be the strongest typhoon to impact the island country in recorded history. The resulting rain, landslides, and damage caused the deaths of about 5000 people in Japan.
1917 Battle of Polygon Wood begins
Fought during World War I between the British and Australian troops and German army near Ypres in Belgium, the battle ended in an Allied victory.
1914 Establishment of Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an independent government agency in the US, responsible for consumer and market protection was established by the Federal Trade Commission Act on this day.
1810 Swedish Act of Succession is passed
The Swedish Act of Succession, also known as the 1810 Act of Succession was adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates. This act is part of the Swedish Constitution and regulates the succession of the Swedish Royal family.
1786 Protestors shut down the court in Springfield, Massachusetts starting the Shay’s Rebellion
Named after the rebellion’s leader Daniel Shays, the revolt began as a response to an economic crisis where people who owed debt were imprisoned. After a bloody conflict, the Shaysites were crushed by the government. This was the first armed internal conflict in post-revolutionary America.