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1815 – Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner’s safety lamp
1881 – Metropolitan club plays its last game of its non-league season They win 80 of 151 games (18-43 versus NL teams)
1941 – Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
1942 – 94 U boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)
1988 – 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
1992 – Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years
1993 – US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
1997 – British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life for the death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)
1999 – EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
1999 – Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.

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