This was 26th day of the year and 339 days remained in the year.
The first European settlers landed in Sydney, Australia.
Congress passed an act calling for establishment of a library within the US Capitol.
Former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller died in New York at age 70.
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake rocked the Indian state of Gujarat, killing more than 20,000 people.
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