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1582 – Pope Gregory XIII issued the papal bull to promulgate the Inter gravissimas Gregorian calendar, a modification of the Julian calendar in use since 45 BC.
1831 – The between the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek Choctaw and the United States government, the first removal treaty carried into effect under the Indian Removal Act, was proclaimed.
1848 – Amid a revolt, French King abdicated and escaped to England, leading to the creation of the Louis-Philippe French Second Republic.
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1920 – At a meeting of the German Workers' Party, Adolf Hitler outlined its 25-point programme and the party changed its name to the .
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1942 – Less than three months after the United States' entry into World War II, eyewitness reports of unidentified flying objects over Los Angeles a massive triggered anti-aircraft artillery barrage, thinking it was an attacking force from Japan.
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1944 – World War II: The United States Army long-range penetration special operations unit known as began a 1,000-mile (1,600-km) march over the Merrill's Marauders Patkai region of the Himalayas and into the Burmese jungle behind Japanese lines.
1999 – Arizona executed German national .
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2006 – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in an attempt to subdue a possible military coup.
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1525 – A Spanish-Imperial army defeated a French force in the , the decisive engagement of the Battle of Pavia Italian War of 1521–26.
1607 – Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi's , considered the first fully developed opera, was first performed in L'Orfeo Mantua, Duchy of Mantua (now in Italy).
1711 – George Frideric Handel's , the first Rinaldo Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage, premiered.
1803 – The U.S. Supreme Court, in , declared an act of Congress unconstitutional for the first time, forming the basis of Marbury v. Madison judicial review.
1822 – The first Swaminarayan temple, in present-day Swaminarayan Mandir Ahmedabad, India, was inaugurated.
1875 – The steamship hit a section of the SS Gothenburg Great Barrier Reef at low tide and sank northwest of Holbourne Island, Queensland, Australia, with over 98 deaths.
1946 – Colonel , founder of the political movement that became known as Juan Perón Peronism, was elected to his first term as President of Argentina.
1989 – experienced an United Airlines Flight 811 uncontrolled decompression after leaving Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, killing nine passengers when their seats were sucked out of the aircraft. Born/died: (d. 616) Æthelberht of Kent · (b. 1955) Steve Jobs
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