Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 30 B.C – Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, commits suicide

2. 1923 – Seven pirates who attacked a British Rum Schooner killing the captain and cook are being sought by British and US authorities

3. 1941 – The two-year siege of Leningrad during World War II begins

4. 1963 – A hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war

5. 1968 – The Beatles’ Hey Jude is released

6. 1972 – Actress Cameron Diaz is born

7. 1978 – The Turin shroud believed to be the Jesus Christs Burial Cloth has gone on show for only the third time this century

8. 1984 – The space shuttle Discovery lifts off for the first time

9. 1994 – Oasis’ first studio album, Definitely Maybe, is released

10. 2001 – Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic is to be charged with genocide – the most serious of all war crimes

11. 2005 – 24 hrs after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 80% of the area flooded with up to 15 feet of water 

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com 

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