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Babel & Babelfish
- 1258 – George Mouzalon, regent of the Empire of Nicaea, was assassinated as part of a conspiracy led by the nobles under future emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.
- 1537 – The Honourable Artillery Company, currently the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, was formed by Royal Charter from King Henry VIII.
- 1920 – Polish forces under Józef Piłsudski (pictured) successfully forced the Russians to withdraw from Warsaw at the Battle of Warsaw, the decisive battle of the Polish–Soviet War.
- 1942 – Second World War: Japanese forces attacked the Australian base at Milne Bay on the eastern tip of New Guinea.
- 2001 – American singer Aaliyah and various members of her record company were killed when their overloaded aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport in Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas.
Did you know?
- ... that the Bazman volcano (pictured) in Iran is undergoing active surface deformation?
- ... that Elizabeth Casson set up an early occupational therapy school with funds borrowed from her brother Lewis?
- ... that in Hindu mythology, the demon Kalanemi who was killed by Vishnu, was reborn as Kamsa to be eventually killed by Vishnu's reincarnation Krishna?
- ... that Mexican politician Joaquín Díaz Mena managed a Cancún hotel, taught Telesecundaria classes, and was involved in ranching?
- ... that Mabel Mudge became the longest-serving landlady in the UK in 1995, having run the Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton, for 75 years?
- ... that the song "War Paint" performed by American singer Fletcher was the most shared song on Spotify in the United States for the week commencing June 29, 2015?
- ... that the association footballer Willie Carlin accepted a transfer to Derby County after his wife declared that she wanted to move away from Sheffield?