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Boston Corbett, the US Army soldier who killed John Wilkes Booth
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Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
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Feast day of (Roman Catholic Church) Our Lady of Good Counsel refimprove section
in the United States (2013) Arbor Day refimprove
1925 – defeated Paul von Hindenburg Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election, becoming the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic. refimprove section
1933 – The , the official Gestapo secret police force in Nazi Germany, was established. refimprove section
1937 – Spanish Civil War: The by the Bombing of Guernica Condor Legion of the Luftwaffe resulted in a devastating firestorm that caused widespread destruction and civilian deaths and inspired one of Pablo Picasso's . most famous paintings both: refimprove section
1956 – The SS set sail from Ideal X Port Newark in New Jersey as the part of world's first successful . container shipping business Ideal X: stub; Container ship: refimprove section; Containerization: refimprove section + lead too short
1964 – Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form with Tanzania Julius Nyerere as its first president. refimprove section
1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco performed the world's first human open . fetal surgery refimprove
1982 – In one of the deadliest spree killings in modern history, South Korean police officer killed a total of 57 people in one night, including himself. Woo Bum-kon refimprove section
1983 – Cold War: Replying to her letter in which she expressed her fears about the tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, Soviet leader Yuri Andropov invited American schoolgirl to visit Samantha Smith Moscow, Leningrad and the Artek Young Pioneer camp. appears on
1986 – The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Chernobyl, Ukrainian SSR, , resulting in a fire, a nuclear meltdown, and suffered a steam explosion the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 people around Europe. refimprove section
2002 – Expelled student Robert Steinhäuser 16 people and wounded seven others before committing suicide at the murdered Gutenberg-Gymnasium Erfurt in Erfurt, Germany. external links
1777 – American Revolutionary War: Sixteen-year-old rode forty miles through the night to warn Sybil Ludington militiamen under the control of her father that British troops were planning to invade Danbury, Connecticut.
1944 – World War II: U.S. Navy submarines began attacks on Japan's as it sailed in waters between Taiwan and the Philippines, eventually sinking four vessels and killing over 4,000 troops. Take Ichi convoy
1945 – World War II: Both the German and Polish–Soviet sides claimed victory as major fighting in the ended. Battle of Bautzen
1946 – In Naperville, Illinois, U.S., two passenger trains , leaving 45 people dead and some 125 injured. collided
1989 – A tornado struck the Manikganj District of Bangladesh, killing an estimated 1,300 people, making it the . deadliest tornado in history
1989 – was published in the An editorial denouncing the People's Daily growing unrest in Tiananmen Square, which would remain contentious through the remainder of the protests.
2007 – Controversy surrounding the relocation of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, a Soviet Red Army World War II memorial in Tallinn, Estonia, erupted into . mass protests and riots Born/died:
(d. 1885) Alice Ayres · (b. 1917) I. M. Pei · (d. 1969) Morihei Ueshiba
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(d. 893) Chen Jingxuan · (b. 1889) Ludwig Wittgenstein · (d. 1920) Srinivasa Ramanujan