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1348 – struck the A massive earthquake Friuli region of Italy and was felt across Europe.
1554 – Jesuit missionaries José de Anchieta and Manoel da Nóbrega established a mission at São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga, which grew to become , Brazil.
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1576 – Portuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded the settlement of São Paulo da Assumpção de Loanda on the western coast of Africa, now known as .
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1755 – Russian Empress Elizabeth issued a decree ordering the establishment of what is now , today the largest university in Russia.
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1918 – The , the short-lived predecessor to modern Ukraine, Ukrainian People's Republic proclaimed its independence.
1924 – The opened at the foot of first Winter Olympic Games Mont Blanc in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France, attracting more than 200 athletes from 16 nations.
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1937 – , the longest-running program in broadcast history, was first aired on the The Guiding Light NBC Red radio network.
2004 – The was restored to official use as the Five Cross Flag national flag of Georgia after a hiatus of some 500 years.
1533 – , already pregnant with future queen Anne Boleyn Elizabeth, secretly married Henry VIII of England, the second of his six marriages.
1890 – American journalist completed a Nellie Bly circumnavigation of the globe, inspired by Jules Verne's , in a then-record 72 days. Around the World in Eighty Days
1971 – seized power in Idi Amin from President a military coup d'état Milton Obote, beginning eight years of military rule in Uganda.
1990 – ran out of fuel on approach to Avianca Flight 52 John F. Kennedy International Airport and crashed into the village of Cove Neck, New York, resulting in the deaths of 73 people.
1993 – Five people outside the were shot Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, resulting in two deaths.
2004 – Mars Exploration Rover landed on Opportunity Mars and rolled into Eagle crater, a small crater on the Meridiani Planum.
2006 – Mexican professional wrestler was arrested in conjunction with the Juana Barraza serial killing of at least ten elderly women.
2006 – Three independent observing campaigns announced the discovery of ., a OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb super-Earth extrasolar planet 21,500 ±3,300 light years away from Earth near the center of the Milky Way.
2010 – , en route to Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut, Lebanon, killing all 90 people aboard. Born/died this day: (b. 1813) J. Marion Sims · (b. 1882) Virginia Woolf · (d. 1982) Mikhail Suslov
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(b. 750) Leo IV the Khazar · (b. 1879) Helene Bresslau Schweitzer · (d. 2010)
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