Today in History

Elton John

1918 – Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min

1954 – Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea

1967 – Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat

1967 – Thousands in USA opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon

1993 – Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship

1997 – Elton John’s tribute to Diana, Princess of wales, breaks world record, 318 million dist

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