1926 – The NBC radio network opens with 24 sta- tions.
1949 – Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are execut- ed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.
1971 – Intel releases the world’s first commercial sin- gle-chip microprocessor, the 4004.
1988 – In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.
1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
2006 – Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.
2007 – Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an esti- mated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.
2012 – Xi Jinping becomes General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and a new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee is inaugurated.
2013 – Sony releases the PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console.
2016 – Hong Kong’s High Court bans elected politi- cians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city’s Parliament.
2020 – Lewis Hamilton wins the Turkish Grand Prix and secures his seventh drivers’ title, equalling the all- time record held by Michael Schumacher.