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1789 – French Revolution: was dismissed as Jacques Necker Director-General of Finances of France, sparking public demonstrations in Paris that led to the Storming of the Bastille three days later.
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1811 – Italian scientist published a Amedeo Avogadro hypothesis on the molecular content of gases, now known as Avogadro's law.
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1882 – Anglo-Egyptian War: British naval forces began their of bombardment Alexandria against Urabi forces.
1889 – , the westernmost city in Mexico, was founded.
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1893 – Japanese entrepreneur and inventor first created the hemispherical Mikimoto Kōkichi cultured pearl.
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1921 – The ended with a truce, resulting in negotiations that eventually led to the Irish War of Independence Anglo-Irish Treaty and the establishment of the Irish Free State.
1940 – French World War I veteran became Chief of State of Philippe Pétain Vichy France.
1947 – The passenger ship departed France with the intent of taking Jewish emigrants to Exodus British-controlled Palestine.
1957 – succeeded Prince Karīm al-Hussaynī Sultan Mahommed Shah as the Aga Khan, becoming the 49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
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1978 – A tanker truck loaded with 23 tons of highly flammable liquid propylene in caught fire and exploded Alcanar, Spain, killing 217 people and severely burning 200 others.
1995 – Bosnian Genocide: Bosnian Serb forces began the in the region of Srebrenica massacre Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, eventually killing an estimated total of 8,000 Bosniaks.
2006 – A series of seven bombs over a period of 11 minutes on the exploded Suburban Railway in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, killing 209 people and injuring over 700 others.
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1405 – Marking the start of Ming China's , Admiral treasure voyages Zheng He's expeditionary fleet set sail towards foreign regions on the South China Sea and Indian Ocean.
1804 – U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr former Treasury Secretary mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton during a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey.
1848 – , Britain's busiest railway station by passenger usage, was opened by the London Waterloo station London and South Western Railway.
1864 – American Civil War: Confederate forces under Jubal Early began an unsuccessful attempt to . capture Washington, D.C.
1914 – , the USS Nevada United States Navy's first " super-dreadnought", was launched.
1936 – New York City's , the "biggest traffic machine ever built", opened to traffic. Triborough Bridge
1960 – , a novel by To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, featuring themes of racial injustice and the destruction of innocence in the American Deep South, was first published.
2011 – at the An explosion Evangelos Florakis Naval Base killed 13 people, including the head of the Cyprus Navy. Born/died: (b. 154) Bardaisan · (d. 1382) Nicole Oresme · (b. 1754) Thomas Bowdler · (b. 1850) Annie Armstrong · (b. 1996) Alessia Cara · (d. 2006) Bronwyn Oliver
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(b. 1866) Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine · (b. 1886) Boris Grigoriev · (d. 1971)