THIS DAY IN HISTORY
King Edward I of England issues the Edict of Expulsion, banishing all Jews (numbering about 16,000) from England; this was Tisha B’Av on the Hebrew calendar, a day that commemorates many Jewish calamities
Adolph Hitler publishes Mein Kampf.
Spanish Civil War began in what became a dress rehearsal for World War II.
Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Actress Rebecca Schaefer killed, sparking passage of anti-stalking law in California.
On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Soufriere Hills volcano erupts. Over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital and forcing most of the population to flee.
Nelson Mandela – 93
John Glenn – 90
Richard Branson – 52