HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY TODAY

 1741 – King Marthanda Varma of Travancore defeats the
Dutch East India Company at the Battle of Colachel, effectively
bringing about the end of the Dutch colonial rule in
India.
 1948 – Candid Camera makes its television debut after
being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.
 1981 – Murder of Adam Walsh: The head of John Walsh’s
son is found. This inspires the creation of the television
series America’s Most Wanted and the National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children.
 1988 – Japanese American internment: U.S. President
Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing
$20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were
either interned in or relocated by the United States during
World War II.
 1990 – The Magellan space probe reaches Venus.
 1998 – HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah is proclaimed the
crown prince of Brunei with a Royal Proclamation.
 2003 – European heat wave: The highest temperature ever
recorded in the United Kingdom, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in
Kent, England.
 2019 – 32 are killed and 1,000,000 are evacuated as
Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Zhejiang, China. Earlier
it had caused flooding in the Philippines.