1849: Safety pin patented

Walter Hunt received a patent for the safety pin in the United States. Hunt later sold his rights to the fastener for $400.

1857: Mangal Pandey executed

Mangal Pandey, a sepoy in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry regiment, was hanged to death over mutiny. He was 29.

1973: Pablo
Picasso dies

Pablo Picasso, who is regarded as among the most influential artists, died at age 91.

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1985: India files
suit over Bhopal disaster

India filed a lawsuit against Union Carbide over the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, which officially killed over 2,000 people.

2003: Baghdad
falls to US forces

US forces took over Baghdad after weeks of the Iraq War. Subsequently, a campaign to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was launched.

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