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771 – Austrasian King died, leaving his brother Carloman I Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom. unreferenced section
1676 – Scanian War: Forces led by Swedish Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt the invading army of defeated Denmark–Norway under the command of King in an area north of Christian V Lund, Sweden. needs more footnotes
1791 – Britain's , the world's first The Observer Sunday newspaper, was first published. refimprove
1918 – US President sailed for the Woodrow Wilson World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office. fact not in article
1937 – The first issue of , the world's longest-running children's The Dandy comic book, was published. refimprove
1956 – Singers Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley, collectively called the " ", recorded an impromptu Million Dollar Quartet jam session in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. refimprove section
1977 – , the Jean-Bédel Bokassa President of the Central African Republic, had himself crowned as Emperor Bokassa I. refimprove section, unreferenced section
1991 – Journalist , the last and longest-held Terry Anderson American hostage in Lebanon, was released after seven years in captivity. refimprove
1829 – , the Sati Hindu funeral custom of widows immolating themselves, was prohibited in part of British India after years of campaigning by Ram Mohan Roy.
1872 – The American brigantine was found apparently abandoned under circumstances that to this day remain unknown. Mary Celeste
1909 – The Montreal Canadiens, the oldest professional ice hockey club in the world, as a charter member of the were founded National Hockey Association.
1954 – The global hamburger fast food chain , known for its signature item the Burger King Whopper, was founded in Miami, Florida, U.S.
1971 – Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Navy launched against a highly successful attack Pakistan Navy ships at Karachi, sinking three ships with no casualties.
1978 – Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, becomes Dianne Feinstein San Francisco's first female mayor.
1979 – set fire to a family home in Bruce George Peter Lee Hull, England; after his arrest he revealed that he had started nine other fatal fires in the area.
1980 – The English rock group officially disbanded. Led Zeppelin
1991 – , which was the principal international airline of the United States and which was credited with many innovations, ended operations. Pan American World Airways
2006 – Six black youths in Jena, Louisiana, U.S., a white teenager; the subsequent court case would become a assaulted . cause célèbre
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