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1759-British troops chase French out of Masulipatam, India

1783-Catharina II of Russia annexes the Krim

1862-John D. Lynde patents aerosol dispenser

1879-Milk sold in glass bottles for first time

1912-Steamers collide in the Nile, drowning 200

1940-Germany battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious

1945-Nazi occupiers executed, Nazi General Christiansen flees Netherlands

1946-League of Nations assembles for last time

1961-British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf; 236 die

1974-Hank Aaron hits 715th homerun, breaks Babe Ruth's record

1975-47th Academy Awards: "Godfather II,” Ellen Burstyn and Art Carney win

1979-People's Republic of China joins IOC

1985-India files suit against Union Carbide over Bhopal disaster

1990-"Twin Peaks" with Peggy Lipton premieres on ABC-TV

1990-Norwegian Scandinavian Star catches fire; about 170 die

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