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The Soviet/Russian space station Mir
Changsha bowls from the Belitung shipwreck
The simulated Nazi invasion of Winnipeg
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197 – Septimius Severus defeated usurper Clodius Albinus at the in present-day Battle of Lugdunum Lyon, France, securing full control over the Roman Empire.
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1594 – King of the Sigismund III Vasa Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father .
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1674 – The ended with the signing of the Third Anglo-Dutch War Treaty of Westminster, with England regaining New York, and the Netherlands taking Suriname.
1807 – Former U.S. Vice-President was arrested for Aaron Burr treason after having raised a private army to allegedly create an independent nation in Spanish Texas.
lots of CN tags, original research
1819 – English explorer William Smith sighted Livingston Island in the , a group of South Shetland archipelago Antarctic islands more than 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) south of the Falkland Islands.
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1884 – More than struck across the Southern United States, believed to be among the largest and most widespread sixty tornadoes tornado outbreaks in American history.
Asama-Sansō incident Save for February 28
1978 – Attempting to intervene in a hijacking situation at Larnaca International Airport without authorisation from Cyprus authorities, Egyptian commando forces ended up with the exchanging gunfire Cypriot National Guard.
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1985 – The first episode of the British soap opera was first broadcast on EastEnders BBC1, eventually becoming one of the most watched television shows in the United Kingdom.
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1910 – , a Old Trafford football stadium in Greater Manchester, England, hosted its first match between Manchester United and Liverpool.
1937 – An attempt to assassinate Italian Viceroy Rodolfo Graziani in Addis Ababa failed, triggering on Ethiopians by Italian forces over the following three days. a brutal crackdown
1942 – Second World War: In the largest attack mounted by a foreign power against Australia, more than 240 Japanese aircraft bombed Darwin, Northern Territory.
1942 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed , authorizing Executive Order 9066 of over 112,000 the forcible relocation Japanese Americans to internment camps.
1948 – The , which is believed to have inspired armed communist rebellions in different Asian countries, opened in Southeast Asian Youth Conference Calcutta, India.
1954 – The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency on a beach in Nicaragua, as part of an effort to portray Guatemalan President planted a cache of Soviet-made weapons Jacobo Árbenz as a Soviet puppet.
1963 – Betty Friedan's , a non-fiction book credited with sparking the beginning of The Feminine Mystique second-wave feminism in the United States, was first published.
1986 – The first module of the Soviet space station was launched, establishing the first long-term research station in space. Mir
2006 – A methane explosion in a coal mine in Nueva Rosita, Mexico, 65 miners. trapped and killed
2011 – Items from the , the biggest single collection of Belitung shipwreck Tang dynasty artefacts found in one location, were first put on display in Singapore. 2012 – Forty-four inmates died during at a prison in a riot Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico.
Born/died this day:
(b. 1473) Nicolaus Copernicus · (d. 1716) Dorothe Engelbretsdatter · (b. 1800) Émilie Gamelin · (b. 1938) Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama · (d. 1973)
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(d. 1414) Thomas Arundel · (b. 1895) Mary Dilys Glynne · (d. 2002)