|Year|| Event |
|1187|| In response to the recapture of Jerusalem by the Muslims, Pope Gregory VIII issues the Bull Audita Tremendi calling for the Third Christian Crusade. |
|1899|| South African (Boer) War: The first Canadian contingent was sent to South Africa; a second was sent in 1900. The official contingents were withdrawn before the end of the war, owing to dissatisfaction in Quebec. (The Encyclopedia of World History) |
|1929|| "Black Tuesday" on Wall Street. Prices collapse at the New York Stock Exchange, possibly leading to the Great Depression of the 1930s. No doubt about it now -- the Stock Market has crashed! |
|1940|| The first peacetime military draft in U.S. history begins with a lottery held this date. Forced registration for the draft commenced on October 16, 1940. |
|1956|| Israel, acting in conjunction with Britain and France, invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Egypt has been refusing to let Israeli ships use the Suez Canal. |
|1966|| National Organization for Women (NOW) founded. [Not to be confused with the HBI] |
|1996|| "Here is your life back". Richard Jewell, the FBI's suspect in the Atlanta Olympic Bombing, is told today he is no longer a suspect -- after the FBI and the news media have severely mangled his life. |
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