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On This Day

  • The New York Times, the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States, was founded.
  • Hull House , the United States' most influential settlement house, opened in Chicago.
  • The Nazi propaganda radio programme Germany Calling, with a host nicknamed "Lord Haw-Haw", began broadcasting to audiences in the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Hurricane Fifi struck Honduras, destroying 182 towns and villages in the first 24 hours, and ultimately causing over 8,000 deaths.
  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit organization that manages the assignment of domain names and IP addresses in the Internet, was established.

Audio content relating to events that happened on this day in history, according to Wikipedia.

In the News

  • The Social Democrats, led by Stefan Löfven , win a plurality in the Swedish general election.
  • The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup concludes with the United States defeating Serbia in the final.
  • South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
  • Scientists report the first synthesis of germanene, a single-atom-thick nanomaterial that is the germanium equivalent of graphene.
  • One of the ships from Franklin's lost expedition, missing since 1845, is discovered off King William Island, Canada.
  • Researchers announce that newly described Dendrogramma specimens may represent a previously unknown phylum of animal life.

Audio content relating to news items featured on the front page of Wikipedia today.