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The aftermath of the failure of the January Uprising
The signing of the Act Zluky in 1919
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1506 – The first contingent of 150 arrived at the Swiss Guards Vatican in Rome to serve as security for the Pope.
1517 – Ottoman–Mamluk War: Ottoman forces defeated the Egyptian Mamluk army in the and brought the severed head of the last Battle of Ridaniya Mamluk sultan Tuman into bay II Cairo.
1863 – The , the longest Polish, Belarusian and Lithuanian uprising against the January Uprising Russian Empire, broke out, originally as a spontaneous protest by young Poles against conscription into the Imperial Russian Army.
1879 – Anglo-Zulu War: Zulu forces of King Cetshwayo fought to a decisive victory at the , but elsewhere the Battle of Isandlwana British were able to repel a Zulu attack in the .
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1944 – World War II: The Allies commenced , an Operation Shingle amphibious landing against Axis forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy.
1946 – Iran Crisis: The declared its independence, seeking autonomy for the Republic of Mahabad Kurds within Iran.
1968 – Vietnam War: American forces began implementing , an electronic surveillance system designed to stop the Operation Igloo White People's Army of (North) Vietnam from infiltrating into South Vietnam.
1971 – The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the , was issued.
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1973 – The U.S. Supreme Court delivered its landmark decision in , striking down laws restricting Roe v. Wade abortion during the first six to seven months of pregnancy.
1980 – , a key architect of the Soviet Andrei Sakharov hydrogen bomb and winner of the 1975 Nobel Peace Prize, was arrested in Moscow following his public protests against the Soviet war in Afghanistan and exiled to Gorky.
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1987 – After being convicted of receiving bribes, Pennsylvania Treasurer committed R. Budd Dwyer suicide during a televised press conference.
1906 – The was wrecked off the coast of SS Valencia Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, in a location so treacherous it was known as the Graveyard of the Pacific.
1957 – New York City police arrested , better known as the "Mad Bomber", for planting over 30 bombs over 16 years throughout the city. George Metesky
1969 – Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev survived an , an incident that was not revealed to the public until after the assassination attempt fall of the Soviet Union.
1984 – Apple Computer introduced the , the first successful Macintosh personal computer to use a graphical user interface, during Super Bowl XVIII with its groundbreaking " " television commercial. 1984 2006 – Aymaran was inaugurated as Evo Morales President of Bolivia, the country's first democratically elected, fully Amerindian leader.
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565 – Justinian the Great deposed , Eutychius Patriarch of Constantinople, after the latter refused the Byzantine Emperor's order to adopt the tenets of the Aphthartodocetae, a sect of Monophysites.
1689 – The Convention Parliament convened to justify the overthrow of , the last Roman Catholic James II King of England, who had vacated the throne when he fled to France in 1688.
1905 – Russian Revolution: Peaceful demonstrators, led by Father Gapon, a Russian Orthodox priest, outside the were massacred Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.
1924 – took office as the first Ramsay MacDonald British Prime Minister from the Labour Party. 1970 – The Boeing 747 (pictured), the world's first widebody commercial airliner, entered service for Pan Am on the New York– London route.
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