1906- Strong typhoon in Hong Kong kills at least 10,000 people.
1931- Japan occupies the Chinese province of Manchuria.
1961- United Nations Secretary -General Dag Hammarskjöld killed in a plane crash while on a peace mission in the Congo.
1997- American billionaire Ted Turner donates one billion dollars to the United Nations, one of the largest single donations ever.
1709- English writer Samuel Johnson was born.
1783-Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler passes away.
Independence Day in Chile.
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