Here is a rundown of things that happened on this day in history:

1535 The Bible is translated into English by Miles Coverdale from Dutch and Latin and printed in Switzerland. The new version is dedicated to Henry VIII.

1879 World-renowned botanist, Edward Murray East was born on this day. His is credited with the development of hybrid corn.

1921 League of Nations refuse to aid Russians during the Russian famine also known as Povolzhye famine of 1921- 1922.

1957 Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the first man-made space satellite.

1994 South African president Nelson Mandela visits President Clinton at the White House.

2006 Madonna visits a centre she is constructing in Malawi. The centre will cater to 1000 orphans.

2006 Niger Delta militants in Nigeria free about 25 kidnapped oil workers in Nigeria. Five expatriates are still declared missing.

2013 64-year-old John Constantino suffering from mental illness sets himself on fire at Washington DC. He later dies of burns.

2013 Israel condemns the pronouncement by European advisory council that male ritual circumcision is “a violation of the physical integrity of children.”

2013 Poland’s Catholic Church announces that it will not compensate the sexually abused victims of priests who sexually abused children with claims that it is the duty of the perpetrator.

2013 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the number of MERS virus infections has risen to 136.

2014 General Motors announce that it has recalled almost 47,000 cars for the same ignition-key defect. The defect is linked to 23 deaths.

2014 People across Africa and the world under the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos gather to protest that governments ensure that poaching is stopped. This is because Rhinos and Elephants are in the brink of extinction.

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