In 1400: Author Geoffrey Chaucer died in London.
In 1854: The “Charge of the Light Brigade” took place during the Crimean War.
In 1929: Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall was convicted of accepting a $100,000 bribe in connection with the Elk Hills Naval Oil Reserve in California.
In 1962: U.S. ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.
In 1962: American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
In 1983: U.S. Marines and Rangers, assisted by soldiers from six Caribbean nations, invaded Grenada at the order of President Reagan, who said the action was needed to protect U.S. citizens there.
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