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1719 – Jacobite risings: British forces defeated an alliance of Jacobites and Spaniards at the in the Battle of Glen Shiel Scottish Highlands.
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1805 – The United States signed a treaty with Yusuf Karamanli, the Pasha of Tripoli, ending the and agreeing to pay him US$60,000 in exchange for American First Barbary War prisoners of war.
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1829 – In rowing, Oxford defeated Cambridge in the first held on the Boat Race Thames in London.
1864 – American Civil War: Confederates defeated a much larger Union force at the near Battle of Brice's Cross Roads Baldwyn, Mississippi.
1865 – Richard Wagner's revolutionary received its premiere in Tristan und Isolde Munich.
1871 – Nine days after Korean shore batteries attacked two American warships, an American punitive expedition on landed and captured several forts Ganghwa Island.
1924 – Fascists kidnapped and killed Italian socialist leader in Giacomo Matteotti Rome.
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1935 – Bolivia and Paraguay negotiated a ceasefire to end the .
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1944 – Waffen-SS soldiers conducted the in Oradour-sur-Glane massacre Haute-Vienne, Nazi-occupied France, killing over 600 inhabitants.
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2016 – American singer and songwriter was shot and killed after her performance at Christina Grimmie The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida.
1329 – Byzantine–Ottoman wars: A heavily armed imperial force was defeated in the . Battle of Pelekanon
1786 – A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by ten days earlier was destroyed by an an earthquake aftershock, causing a flood that killed an estimated 100,000 people.
1838 – Up to 30 Indigenous Australians near were massacred Inverell, New South Wales.
1861 – American Civil War: The Confederate Army only suffered eight casualties in its victory in the in Battle of Big Bethel York County, Virginia.
1886 – Mount Tarawera, a volcano in the North Island of New Zealand, , killing up to 150 people and creating the erupted Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley.
1925 – The , the country's largest Protestant church, held its inaugural service in United Church of Canada Toronto's Mutual Street Arena.
1935 – American physician Bob Smith had his last alcoholic drink, marking the traditional founding date of . Alcoholics Anonymous
1957 – Led by , the John Diefenbaker Progressive Conservative Party of the seats in the won a plurality Canadian House of Commons in the federal election, bringing an end to 22 years of Liberal Party rule.
1991 – Eleven-year-old was kidnapped in Jaycee Lee Dugard South Lake Tahoe, California; she remained a captive until 2009. Born/died this day: (d. 903) Cheng Rui · (b. 940) Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani · (b. 1882) Nils Økland
(b. 1713) Princess Caroline of Great Britain · (b. 1886) Sessue Hayakawa · (d. 1955)