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1739-Treaty of Belgrade-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks

1793-Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

1810-Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)

1851-NY Times starts publishing

1914-Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WWI

1926-Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250

1942-Canadian Broadcasting Corp. authorized for radio service

1959-Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit

1977-US Voyager I takes first space photograph of Earth and Moon together

1979-Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid and Valentina Kozlov defect

1980-Soyuz 38 carries two cosmonauts (one Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station

1982-Christian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon

1984-Joe Kittinger completes first solo balloon crossing of Atlantic

1989-Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico

1990-Atlanta chosen to host the 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics