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295 BC – The oldest known temple to , the Venus Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, was dedicated.
1666 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: English Rear-Admiral Robert Holmes on led a raid Terschelling and on the Vlie estuary in the Netherlands, destroying 130 merchant ships within two days.
1782 – American Revolutionary War: Ten months after the British had surrendered, a combined force of British rangers and American Indians routed Kentucky militiamen at the .
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1812 – War of 1812: American Navy frigate USS Constitution defeated British Royal Navy frigate HMS off the coast of Guerriere Nova Scotia, Canada, earning her nickname "Old Ironsides".
1895 – American outlaw and folk hero was shot dead by an off-duty lawman in John Wesley Hardin El Paso, Texas.
1909 – The first auto race was held at the , the Indianapolis Motor Speedway highest-capacity sports venue in the world.
1936 – The first of the , instigated by Moscow Trials Joseph Stalin against so-called Trotskyists began in the House of the Unions.
1942 – Second World War: Allied forces suffered over 3,000 casualties when they the German-occupied port of unsuccessfully raided Dieppe, France.
1945 – During the against French colonial rule, the August Revolution Viet Minh under Ho Chi Minh took control of Hanoi in northern Vietnam.
1960 – Belka and Strelka began to orbit the Earth aboard the Soviet space dogs Korabl-Sputnik 2 spacecraft.
1989 – Hungary opened its border with Austria as part of the , allowing several hundred Pan-European Picnic East Germans to defect to the West.
1991 – During a led by Soviet coup attempt Gennady Yanayev and other top level government officials, it was announced to the public that President Mikhail Gorbachev had been relieved of his duties "due to illness".
2003 – A car bomb the destroyed United Nations headquarters at Baghdad's Canal Hotel, killing Brazilian diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 others.
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