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Part of the Battle of Blenheim tapestry at Blenheim Palace
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
Damage caused by Hurricane Charley
Cardinal Armand de Richelieu
Coldstream Guard on sentry duty
Independence Day in the ( Central African Republic 1960)
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582 – On his deathbed, the Roman emperor named Tiberius II Constantine as his successor.
Maurice scheduled on DYK 2018-08-14
1913 – English inventor developed Harry Brearley stainless steel using an electric furnace.
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1937 – The broke out, eventually becoming one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the entire Battle of Shanghai Second Sino-Japanese War.
1954 – The complete version of " ", the Qaumi Taranah national anthem of Pakistan, was broadcast for the first time on Radio Pakistan.
1960 – The gained its independence from France, with Central African Republic David Dacko as its first president.
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1961 – Construction began on the , a long Berlin Wall barrier separating West Berlin from East Berlin and the surrounding territory of East Germany.
1968 – Greek politician attempted to assassinate Alexandros Panagoulis Georgios Papadopoulos, dictator of the Greek military government.
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2004 – The Maldivian National Security Service on a peaceful protest in cracked down Malé, causing President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to declare a state of emergency there and in nearby islands.
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2010 – After having been boarded by Canadian authorities, the docked and the 492 MV Sun Sea Sri Lankan Tamil refugee claimants on board were placed into detention.
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1521 – After , forces led by Spanish an extended siege conquistador Hernán Cortés captured Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
1624 – became the chief minister to King Cardinal Richelieu , and transformed France's Louis XIII feudal political structure into one with a powerful central government.
1650 – General George Monck founded "Monck's Regiment of Foot", the predecessor to the , the oldest regiment in the Coldstream Guards British Regular Army in continuous active service.
1779 – American Revolutionary War: Off the coast of Maine, the United States suffered until the its worst naval defeat attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II.
1898 – Spanish–American War: After for a mock battle Manila, the Spanish commander surrendered to the U.S. in order to keep the city out of the hands of Filipino rebels.
1906 – The all-black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in were accused Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all were later dishonorably discharged.
1942 – Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized the construction of facilities that would house the . Manhattan Project
1977 – Members of the UK's far-right National Front party (NF) in clashed with anti-NF demonstrators Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
1996 – was arrested for the kidnapping of 14-year-old Laetitia Delhez, revealing a number of other victims and one of Belgium's biggest child molestation cases. Marc Dutroux
2004 – struck the U.S. state of Hurricane Charley Florida, just 22 hours after Tropical Storm Bonnie inflicted its own damage to the state. Born/died: (d. 662) Maximus the Confessor · (d. 1984) Tigran Petrosian · (b. 1981) Yana Kasova
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