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** Operation Grapple: At Malden Island in the Pacific, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb, which fails to detonate properly.
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** Axis & Allies: while playing as the Axis powers in campaign mode ( which has the Axis powers winning the war ), Operation Sea Lion is the mission following the failed invasion of Normandy.
** Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain and Operation Sea Lion, GDW ( 1982 ), boardgame: part of GDW's Europa system.
** Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow – Aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes against U. S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.
** WWII: The 27th Polish Home Army Infantry Division is re-created, marking the start of Operation Tempest by the Polish Home Army.
** Operation Bagration: A general attack by Soviet forces clears the German forces from Belarus, resulting in the destruction of German Army Group Centre, possibly the greatest defeat of the Wehrmacht during WWII.
** British forces launch Operation Goodwood, an armoured offensive aimed at driving the Germans from the high ground to the south of Caen.
** WWII – Operation Varsity: Two airborne divisions capture bridges across the Rhine River to aid the Allied advance.
** Operation Manna: British Lancaster bombers drop food into the Netherlands to prevent the starvation of the civilian population.
** Nuclear testing: In the first underwater test of the atomic bomb, the surplus USS Saratoga is sunk near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, when the United States detonates the Baker device during Operation Crossroads.
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** At 146 mph ( 235 km / h ) US model top speed, Porsche boldly claims the 928S to be " the fastest street legal production car sold in the US ".
** Pre-primary school ( Ages 5 – 6 ) At the age of five, children normally attend the pre primary class, which prepares them to join Primary school
** At a mail rockets demonstration by Gerhard Zucker on Hasselkopf Mountain near Braunlage ( Lower Saxonia, Germany ), 3 persons are killed by a rocket explosion.
** At Jamestown, Virginia, Christopher Newport returns in a ship with the First Supply and about 100 new settlers ; he finds only 38 survivors.
** Irish writer Flann O ' Brien's comic metafiction At Swim-Two-Birds is published in London but attracts little attention at this time.
** At a meeting in Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet meets with Soviet Ambassador Jakob Suritz, and suggests that a " peace front " comprising France, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Poland and Romania would deter Germany from war.
** At 10: 15 p. m. local time, the BBC transmits the second line of the Paul Verlaine poem to the French Resistance, indicating that the invasion of Europe is about to begin.
** WWII: At Camp Hood, Texas, future baseball star and 1st Lt. Jackie Robinson is arrested and later court-martialed for refusing to move to the back of a segregated U. S. Army bus.
** At Gimbels Department Store in New York City, the first ballpoint pens go on sale at $ 12. 50 each.
** At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
** At least 1, 400 people are killed in an earthquake measuring 7. 4 on the Richter Scale, in the Ancash Region and Quiches District in Peru.
** At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482 ( a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 ) collides with Northwest Airlines Flight 299 ( a Boeing 727 ) on the runway, killing 8 passengers and 4 crewmembers on Flight 1482.
** At a conference in Rome, 120 countries vote to create a permanent International Criminal Court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
** At the National Reactor Testing Station near Idaho Falls, Idaho, atomic reactor SL-1 explodes, killing 3 military technicians.
** At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs, when the game is stopped in the 9th inning due to rain ( the only tie until 2002 in MLB All-Star Game history ).
** At the 32nd Academy Awards ceremony, Ben-Hur wins a record number of Oscars, including Best Picture.
** At the 1992 Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton accepts his party's presidential nomination on behalf of the " forgotten middle class ".