This day in history
1912 - Japanese Emperor Meiji died and was succeeded by Yoshihito. During Meiji's reign Japan was transformed into one of the modern world's great powers.
1945 - The US cruiser Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine killing over 800 people.
1966 - England beat Germany 4-2 at Wembley to win the soccer World Cup.
1999 - The US military officially closed its Panama operations, leaving its headquarters on the banks of the Panama Canal after a presence of nearly a century.