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Battle of Britain Monument
Independence Day in ( the Bahamas 1973)
48 BC – Caesar's civil war: Julius Caesar barely avoided a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in the in Battle of Dyrrhachium Macedonia.
1460 – War of the Roses: King Henry VI of England was captured by Yorkists at the .
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1584 – , the William the Silent Prince of Orange, was assassinated at his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.
1796 – German mathematician and scientist discovered that every positive Carl Friedrich Gauss integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.
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1962 – , the world's first active, direct relay Telstar communications satellite, was launched by NASA aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral.
1976 – in a chemical manufacturing plant near An industrial accident Milan, Italy, resulted in the highest known exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo- in residential populations, which gave rise to numerous scientific studies and standardized industrial safety regulations.
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1978 – , the first Moktar Ould Daddah President of Mauritania, was ousted in a coup d'état led by Mustafa Ould Salek.
1985 – French intelligence agents the bombed and sank Greenpeace vessel while docked in the port of Rainbow Warrior Auckland to prevent her from interfering in a nuclear test in Moruroa.
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1553 – Four days after the death of her predecessor, , Edward VI was officially proclaimed Lady Jane Grey Queen of England, beginning her reign as "The Nine Days' Queen".
1800 – Lord Wellesley, Governor-General of India, founded in Fort William College Fort William, India.
1806 – Indian sepoys against the mutinied East India Company at Vellore Fort, killing at least 100 British troops.
1921 – One day after a truce between the Irish Republican Army and British forces, between violence Catholics and Protestants in Belfast resulted in sixteen dead.
1940 – The began attacks on British Luftwaffe convoys in the English Channel to start the . Battle of Britain
1942 – An American naval aviator a downed discovered Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island, Alaska, US, which was later rebuilt and flown to devise tactics against that type of aircraft.
1966 – Martin Luther King Jr. led a rally in support of the , one of the most ambitious Chicago Freedom Movement civil rights campaigns in the northern United States.
1973 – , grandson of American oil magnate John Paul Getty III J. Paul Getty, was kidnapped in Rome.
2011 – The Russian river cruise liner was caught in a storm in Bulgaria Tatarstan on the Volga River and sank in several minutes, resulting in 122 deaths.
2011 – The last edition of the British tabloid was published, closing due to allegations that it News of the World of murdered schoolgirl hacked the voicemails Milly Dowler, victims of the 7/7 attacks and relatives of deceased British soldiers. Born/died: (d. 138) Hadrian · (d. 1290) Ladislaus IV · (d. 1460) Humphrey Stafford · (d. 1576) Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo · (b. 1830) Camille Pissarro · (b. 1856) Nikola Tesla · (b. 1882) Ima Hogg · (d. 1954) Calogero Vizzini
(d. 1603) Joan Terès i Borrull · (b. 1724) Eva Ekeblad · (b. 1920)