Jerusalem falls to the Crusaders, the Rosetta Stone is uncovered, Napoleon surrenders, Psy unleashes "Gangnam Style" on the internet, and a coup falls short in Turkey, all on this day.
The Bastille is stormed, the Matterhorn is scaled, Billy the Kid is shot and killed, Dr. Spock releases his baby book, and The Rolling Stones score their first No. 1, all on this day.
Stores have been closing their doors at a record pace. Here's a list at some well known retailers that have gone out of business.
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