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Alamut besieged by Mongols
Emperor Hailingwang of Jin
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533 – Forces led by Belisarius defeated Gelimer and the Vandals at the , completing the "Reconquest of North Africa" under Battle of Tricamarum Byzantine Emperor . Justinian I refimprove
1161 – of the Emperor Hailing Jin dynasty was assassinated in a military camp near the Yangtze River front following Jin losses in the Battle of Caishi. unreferenced section
1167 – , Chancellor of the Stephen du Perche Kingdom of Sicily, moved the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion. refimprove
1256 – The stronghold at Hashshashin Alamut in present-day Iran was captured and destroyed by Hulagu Khan and the Mongols. multiple issues
1864 – American Civil War: Union troops defeated the Army of Tennessee, one of the largest Confederate forces, at the . Battle of Nashville unreferenced section
1890 – Sitting Bull (pictured), a Hunkpapa Lakota holy man, was killed on Standing Rock Indian Reservation (in modern South Dakota, U.S.), leading to the Wounded Knee Massacre. poorly referenced popular culture section
1964 – The six-month long effectively ended when the Great Canadian Flag Debate Canadian House of Commons voted to replace the national flag of Canada, the de facto Canadian Red Ensign, with an official one designed by historian George Stanley, the Maple Leaf Flag. refimprove section; Flag of Canada already appears on
1965 – The first space rendezvous took place when NASA spacecraft maneuvered within Gemini 6A 30 centimeters ( 12 inches) of . Gemini 7 Gemini 6A: refimprove; Gemini 7: needs more footnotes; Space rendezvous: too technical
1973 – The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its official list of mental disorders, the . DSM-II refimprove section
1994 – , the leading Netscape Navigator 1.0 web browser in the 1990s, was first released. date not cited
1995 – The European Court of Justice handed down the , allowing Bosman ruling footballers in the European Union to freely transfer from one UEFA Federation to another at the end of their contracts. refimprove
2010 – A boat carrying around 90 asylum seekers, mostly from Iraq and Iran, and sank off the coast of crashed into rocks Christmas Island, Australia, killing 48 people. outdated
1025 – became sole Constantine VIII emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 63 years after being crowned co-emperor.
1778 – American Revolutionary War: In the , the Battle of St. Lucia Royal Navy prevented French Navy ships from reaching the French garrison on Saint Lucia in the West Indies.
1791 – The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, collectively known as the , were ratified. Bill of Rights
1939 – The American historical epic film , adapted from Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name, made its premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.
1943 – World War II: American and Australian forces began the as a diversion before a larger landing at Battle of Arawe Cape Gloucester on New Britain.
1946 – U.S.-backed Iranian troops brought an end to the when they marched upon the breakaway Iran crisis Republic of Mahabad and recaptured the territory.
1961 – Former Nazi leader was sentenced to death after being found guilty on fifteen criminal charges, including Adolf Eichmann war crimes and crimes against humanity.
2005 – The , a F-22 Raptor stealth fighter aircraft that the United States Air Force claimed is unmatched by any known or projected fighter, entered into service despite a protracted and costly development period.
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