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Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar
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in Taiwan ( Peace Memorial Day 1947) refimprove section
870 – The , the eighth Fourth Council of Constantinople Catholic Ecumenical Council, ended. refimprove
1784 – John Wesley, a minister of the Church of England, chartered the first . Methodist Church fact not in article
1838 – Lower Canada Rebellion: , leader of the Robert Nelson Patriotes, proclaimed the independence of Lower Canada. short, needs more footnotes
1897 – , the last sovereign ruler of the Ranavalona III Kingdom of Madagascar, was deposed by a French military force. unreferenced section
1900 – Second Boer War: The 118-day in South Africa was lifted after British forces finally broke through the Siege of Ladysmith Boer positions. refimprove
1928 – Indian physicist and his colleagues discovered what is now called the C. V. Raman Raman effect, for which he later became the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. refimprove
1935 – Working with polyamides to developing a new viable fiber for the chemical company DuPont, American chemist invented Wallace Carothers nylon. Carothers: unreferenced section; Nylon: refimprove
1939 – The erroneous word " ", one of the most famous errors in dord lexicography, was discovered in by a Webster's New International Dictionary Merriam-Webster editor, in which the term was defined as " density". stubby
1947 – Civil disorder in Taiwan was brutally suppressed by the Chinese Nationalist military in the . 228 Incident refimprove section
1952 – was sworn in as the first Canadian-born Vincent Massey Governor General of Canada. refimprove section
1972 – U.S. President Richard Nixon's concluded with the two countries issuing the visit to the People's Republic of China Shanghai Communiqué, pledging to work toward the full normalization of diplomatic relations. refimprove
1983 – of the television series The final episode was broadcast in the United States, and became the M*A*S*H most-watched television program in history. plot summary too long
1997 – In what has been has viewed as a " postmodern coup", the Turkish Military leadership that eventually precipitated the retirement of Turkish Prime Minister issued a memorandum Necmettin Erbakan. unreferenced section
1844 – A gun on exploded while the warship was on a USS Princeton Potomac River cruise, killing six people and injuring twenty others.
1874 – In one of the longest cases ever heard in an English court, the defendant was convicted of perjury for to the attempting to assume the identity of the heir Tichborne baronetcy.
1914 – In the aftermath of the Balkan Wars, Greeks living in southern Albania proclaimed the . Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus
1972 – Japanese police stormed a mountain lodge near Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, to end a by members of the paramilitary group ten-day siege United Red Army.
1985 – The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army launched a on a mortar attack Royal Ulster Constabulary station in Corry Square, Newry, Northern Ireland, killing nine.
1986 – Swedish Prime Minister was Olof Palme assassinated by a lone gunman in Stockholm while walking home from a movie theatre with his wife Lisbet Palme.
1997 – , a highly luminous flash of GRB 970228 gamma rays, struck the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.
2001 – occurred at A high-speed train accident Great Heck near Selby, North Yorkshire, England, killing ten passengers and injuring 82 others.
2002 – During the 2002 Gujarat violence in India, mobs of Hindus attacked Muslims in and Naroda Patiya , resulting in 166 deaths. Chamanpura Born/died this day:
(b. 1533) Michel de Montaigne · (d. 1991) Koesbini
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Pope Benedict XVI
(b. 1675) Guillaume Delisle · (d. 1879) Hortense Allart · (d. 1916) Henry James