This Day In History
The Battle of Shanghai begins.
The Central African Republic declares independence from France.
The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin.
China announces Cultural Revolution. China announces plans for a "new leap forward" after the first meeting in four years of the Communist Party's Central Committee.
150 Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.
Heart-lung transplant makes history. A three-year-old boy from Dublin becomes the world's youngest heart and lung transplant patient.
156 Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
Opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.