At a Glance

1775 Captain James Cook with Resolution returns to England.

1914 After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilisation in response to Austria. “Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!” he said.

1928 George Eastman shows first amateur colour motion pictures to his house in New York including Thomas Edison.

1977 I Just Want to Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb reaches number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees.

2008 Slumdog Millionaire based on the novel Q & A by Vikas Swarup, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel premieres at the Telluride Film Festival.

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