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Baker Building at Dartmouth College
The Sherman Fairchild Sciences complex at Dartmouth College
Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin
Saddam Hussein captured by U.S. forces
The Army of the Potomac crossing the Rappahannock during the Battle of Fredericksburg
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1545 – The , an Council of Trent ecumenical council convoked by Pope Paul III in response to the growth of Protestantism, opened in Trent, Bishopric of Trent (now in modern Italy).
1577 – Sir left Francis Drake Plymouth, England, with five ships and 164 men on his round-the-world voyage.
1758 – While transporting Acadians from Prince Edward Island to France, the sank in the North Atlantic with the loss of over 360 lives, one of the greatest marine disasters in Canadian history.
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1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organized three militia units, an act considered to be the founding of the .
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1642 – Dutch explorer became the first European explorer to see New Zealand.
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1939 – Second World War: The Royal Navy cruisers HMS , Exeter HMS and Ajax HMNZS Achilles the German defeated Deutschland class cruiser off the estuary of the Admiral Graf Spee River Plate off the coast of Argentina and Uruguay.
2001 – The Parliament of India was by five gunmen, resulting in 12 deaths, including those of the perpetrators.
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2003 – Post-invasion Iraq: During , American forces found former Operation Red Dawn Iraqi President Saddam Hussein hiding in a spider hole and captured him.
2006 – The , a baiji freshwater dolphin found only in the Yangtze River in China, was announced as functionally extinct by leaders of the Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Expedition.
1862 – American Civil War: Union forces under Major General Ambrose Burnside suffered severe casualties against entrenched Confederate defenders at the in Battle of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg, Virginia.
1960 – With Haile Selassie, the Emperor of Ethiopia, out of the country, four conspirators staged a and installed coup attempt Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen as the new Emperor.
1981 – Polish Prime Minister declared Wojciech Jaruzelski martial law, suspended Solidarity and imprisoned many union leaders.
1989 – The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army engaged in with the a fierce firefight King's Own Scottish Borderers at a vehicle checkpoint complex in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. 2011 – After killing a woman at his home, a man threw grenades and fired an automatic rifle at crowds in the Place Saint-Lambert, Liège, Belgium, 5 people and injuring 125 others, before committing suicide. killing
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