Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamun in over 3000 years (1922)
In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brinks Mat vault at Heathrow Airport (1983)
The so-called Mumbai Attacks by the Pakistan-sponsored Islamic jihadi terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba begin, killing 164 people and wounding at least 308 in four days (2008)
President B. Hussein Obama receives twelve stitches at the White House Medical Unit after being struck in the lip by Reynaldo Decerega's elbow during a game of basketball at Fort McNair (2010)
b: John Harvard (1607), Georgi Plekhanov (1857); d: Ernest Belfort Bax (1926)
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