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1756 – A garrison of the British army in India was imprisoned in the in conditions so cramped that at least 43 died.
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1782 – The Congress of the Confederation adopted the , used to authenticate certain documents issued by the Great Seal of the United States federal government.
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1862 – , the first Barbu Catargiu Prime Minister of Romania, was assassinated after denying people the right of assembly to commemorate the Revolutions of 1848.
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1863 – American Civil War: was admitted to the West Virginia Union after it seceded from Virginia and the rest of the Confederacy.
1887 – , now the busiest railway station in India, opened in Victoria Terminus Bombay on the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
1895 – The , connecting the Kiel Canal North Sea to the Baltic Sea across the base of the Jutland peninsula in Germany, was officially opened.
1963 – The so-called " " was established between the red telephone White House and the Kremlin, after the Cuban missile crisis demonstrated that direct communications between the two nations were necessary.
1973 – Snipers of fired into a crowd Peronists near the Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires, killing at least 13 people and injuring 365 others.
2007 – of the Sammy Sosa Texas Rangers became the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to hit his 600th career home run.
2009 – During the Iranian presidential election protests, the was captured on video and became death of Neda Agha-Soltan widely distributed on the Internet, making it "probably the most widely witnessed death in human history".
451 – Flavius Aetius, with the help of Roman foederati, defeated Attila in the , and halted the invasion of Battle of the Catalaunian Plains Gaul by the Huns and their allies.
1685 – Monmouth Rebellion: The declared himself Duke of Monmouth King of England at Bridgwater.
1837 – succeeded to the Victoria British throne, starting a reign that lasted for more than 63 years.
1893 – After a widely publicized trial, American was acquitted of the axe murders of her father and stepmother. Lizzie Borden
1900 – Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army began of the a 55-day siege Legation Quarter in Beijing.
1921 – Workers at the Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Madras, India, began . a four-month strike
1943 – began on Rioting between blacks and whites Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan, and continued for three days.
1943 – World War II: The Royal Air Force launched , the first Operation Bellicose shuttle bombing raid of the war.
1947 – A Mafia hitman murdered gangster , one of the driving forces in the development of the Bugsy Siegel Las Vegas Strip, in Beverly Hills, California.
1960 – The gained independence from France, but lasted only two months before dividing into Senegal and Mali. Mali Federation
1975 – The film was released, becoming the prototypical summer Jaws blockbuster and establishing the modern Hollywood business model. Born/died: (b. 1743) Anna Laetitia Barbauld · (d. 1847) Juan Larrea · (d. 1912) Voltairine de Cleyre · (b. 1978) Frank Lampard
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(d. 1351) Margareta Ebner · (b. 1819) Jacques Offenbach · (b. 1929)