,the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa took place in Spain,resulting in victory for allied Christian troops over forces of theAlmohad Empire.
,a site along the Potomac River was designated the per-manent seat of the United States government; the area becameWashington,D.C.
,the Audi auto company was founded in Zwickau,Germany,by August Horch.
,New York gambler Herman Rosenthal,set to testifybefore a grand jury about police corruption,was gunned downby members of the Lennox Avenue Gang.
,the ﬁrst parking meters were installed in OklahomaCity.
,the United States exploded its ﬁrst experimental atom-ic bomb in the desert of Alamogordo,N.M.
,the novel “The Catcher in the Rye”by J.D. Salingerwas ﬁrst published by Little,Brown and Co.
,Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy on the ﬁrstmanned mission to the surface of the moon.
,during the Senate Watergate hearings,former WhiteHouse aide Alexander P. Butterﬁeld publicly revealed the exis-tence of President Richard Nixon’s secret taping system.
,singer Harry Chapin was killed when his car wasstruck by a tractor-trailer on New York’s Long IslandExpressway.
,John F. Kennedy Jr.,his wife,Carolyn,and her sister,Lauren Bessette,died when their single-engine plane,pilotedby Kennedy,plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha’sVineyard,Mass.
Ten years ago:
The Irish Republican Army issued an unprece-dented apology for hundreds of civilian deaths over 30 years.Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh is 80. Soul singerDenise LaSalle is 78. Soul singer William Bell is 73.International Tennis Hall of Famer Margaret Court is 70.Violinist Pinchas Zukerman is 64. Rock composer-musicianStewart Copeland is 60. Playwright Tony Kushner is 56. DancerMichael Flatley is 54. Actor Daryl “Chill”Mitchell is 47. ActorJonathan Adams is 45. Actress Rain Pryor is 43. Actor CoreyFeldman is 41. Rock musician Ed Kowalczyk (Live) is 41. Rock singer Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool) is 38. Actress JaymaMays (TV:“Glee”) is 33. Actress AnnaLynne McCord is 25.Actor-singer James Maslow is 22. Actor Mark Indelicato is 18.
Springsteen,McCartneysilenced by London curfew
LONDON — Concert organizerspulled the plug on rock stars BruceSpringsteen and Paul McCartney afterthe pair deﬁed the sound curfew atLondon’s Hyde Park,silencing theirmicrophones at the tail end of the show.Springsteen had already exceeded the10:30 p.m. curfew by half an hourSaturday night when he welcomedMcCartney on stage and the pair sangthe Beatles hits “I Saw Her StandingThere”and “Twist and Shout.”But themicrophones were turned off before theycould thank the crowd,forcing them toleave the stage in silence.A statement from concert organizerLive Nation said it was unfortunate thatSpringsteen’s three-hour-plus perform-ance was stopped “right at the very end,”but it said that the curfew had been laiddown by the authorities “in the interestof the public’s health and safety.”Huge concerts in Hyde Park,a 350-acre (140-hectare) expanse of land-scaped garden and parkland that abutssome of London’s wealthiest neighbor-hoods,have increasingly caused frictionbetween fans and the area’s well-heeledresidents,many of whom gripe about thelate-night noise and nuisance.With complaints on the rise,local ofﬁ-cials have decided that as of next year,the number of concerts will be slashedfrom 13 to nine. Also in 2013,they planto reduce crowd limits from 80,000 to65,000.Steven Van Zandt,who plays guitar inSpringsteen’s E-Street Band,criticizedSaturday’s decision as heavy-handed.“English cops may be the only indi-viduals left on earth that wouldn’t wantto hear one more from BruceSpringsteen and Paul McCartney!”hewrote on Twitter. “On a Saturday night!Who were we disturbing?”Finally headded:“There’s no grudges to be held.Just feel bad for our great fans. ... It’ssome City Council stupid rule.”London’s flamboyant mayor,BorisJohnson,said Sunday that the singersshould have been allowed to keep going.“It sounds to me like an excessivelyefﬁcacious decision,”he told Londonradio. “You won’t get that during theOlympics. If they’d have called me,myanswer would have been for them to jamin the name of the Lord!”
Daredevil dancers performat London landmarks
LONDON — Daredevil dancers havesky-walked,bungee-jumped,and tum-bled across some of the British capital’sbest-known landmarks ahead of theOlympic Games.The performance — called “Surprises:Streb”— saw red-suited acrobatsbounce up and down like yo-yos fromLondon’s futuristic Millennium Bridge,while others walked across the roof of London’s glass-domed city hall.At the 17th-century stone columnknown as The Monument,performersspun around in what appeared to be agiant hamster wheel.
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