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680 – Battle of Karbala: Hussain bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Muslims as Aashurah.
1580 – After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland.
1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000–30,000 in the Caribbean.
1970 – Union Government ruled out judicial probe into the death of the late PM Lal Bahadur Shastri.
1973 – Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.
1980 – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake …continue reading at niticentral.com