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On This Day

  • Irish Catholic gentry in Ulster tried to seize control of Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule in Ireland to force concessions to Catholics.
  • The first National Women's Rights Convention, presided over by Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis , was held in Worcester, Massachusetts, US.
  • The Hungarian Revolution began as a peaceful student demonstration which attracted thousands as it marched through central Budapest to the Parliament building.
  • A massive explosion and fire ripped through the Phillips 66 Houston Chemical Complex, killing 23 employees and injuring 314 others.
  • The iPod, the line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple, was launched.

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

In the News

  • Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege is awarded the Sakharov Prize for helping victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Comet Siding Spring makes a very close approach to Mars and is observed by means of surface rovers and satellites.
  • At least 41 people are killed in Nepal's worst snowstorm disaster around the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • Jean Tirole is awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of market power and regulation.
  • Cyclone Hudhud strikes India and Nepal, killing at least 84 people.
  • Evo Morales is re-elected for a third term as President of Bolivia.

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