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Astronaut Bruce McCandless "free-flying" in space
Badge of the Prince of Wales
Plume of smoke caused by Black Saturday bushfires
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier
Gold solidus of Leo I, struck 462–473 AD at Constantinople
Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp"
Independence Day in ( Grenada 1974);
457 – was crowned Leo I Byzantine emperor, and went on to rule for nearly 20 years.
1807 – Napoleonic Wars: The began between the Battle of Eylau French Empire, and Russian and Prussian forces of the Fourth Coalition near Preußisch Eylau, East Prussia.
1863 – In New Zealand's worst maritime tragedy, of the HMS Orpheus British Royal Navy sank off the coast of Auckland, killing 189 crew out of the ship's complement of 259.
1894 – The Western Federation of Miners in began a five-month strike Cripple Creek, Colorado, the only strike action in U.S. history where the state militia was called to support the strikers.
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1904 – The in Great Baltimore Fire Maryland began, and destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
1984 – During NASA Space Shuttle mission Challenger STS-41-B, astronauts Bruce and McCandless II Robert L. Stewart performed the first and second , respectively, using untethered spacewalks Manned Maneuvering Units.
EVA: refimprove section; MMU needs more footnotes
1992 – The , which led to the formation of the Maastricht Treaty European Union, was signed in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
2009 – A series of 400 individual bushfires ignited across the Australian state of Victoria, Australia, on , eventually resulting in 173 total deaths.
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2012 – in the Maldives culminated in the resignation of President Several months of political crisis .
Mohamed Nasheed both: refimprove
1783 – American Revolutionary War: After three years and seven months, Spain and France to capture abandoned their attempt Gibraltar from the British.
1914 – The film , featuring the first appearance of comedy actor Kid Auto Races at Venice Charlie Chaplin 's character " The Tramp"', was released.
1940 – Walt Disney's , the first animated motion picture to win a competitive Pinocchio Academy Award, was released to theaters by RKO Pictures.
1943 – World War II: Japan successfully from withdrew its troops Guadalcanal.
1986 – President of Haiti fled the country after a popular uprising, ending 28 years of one-family rule in the nation. Jean-Claude Duvalier
1991 – The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army at launched mortars , London, in a failed attempt to assassinate British Prime Minister 10 Downing Street John Major.
1995 – , one of the main perpetrators of the Ramzi Yousef 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the bombing of Philippine Airlines Flight 434, was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.
1999 – became the reigning King of the Abdullah II Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan following the death of his father King Hussein. Born/died this day: (b. 1804) John Deere ·
(d. 1603) Bartholomäus Sastrow · (b. 1919) Desmond Doss · (b. 1974)