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Battle of Bannockburn – Bruce addresses troops.jpg
Robert Bruce addressing his troops at the Battle of Bannockburn
Marie François Sadi Carnot
Fragment of "La Batalla de Carabobo", by Martín Tovar y Tovar
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in Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day Quebec, Canada;
in Venezuela ( Battle of Carabobo Day 1821);
1128 – fought the Alfonso I , the first step toward Portuguese independence from Battle of São Mamede Galicia.
1314 – In the decisive battle in the First War of Scottish Independence, Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce English troops under defeated near Edward II Bannockburn, Scotland.
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1535 – Count Franz von Waldeck took Münster from the Anabaptists, ending the .
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1596 – The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reached Bantam on .
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1812 – Napoleonic Wars: The French under Grande Armée Napoleon crossed the Neman River, marking the start of their .
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1894 – Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio fatally stabbed , President of the Marie François Sadi Carnot French Third Republic, after Carnot delivered a speech at a public banquet in Lyon.
1932 – A group of military and civilians engineered a in Siam, ending the bloodless coup absolute rule of the Chakri Dynasty.
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1945 – The Soviet Army held a in Moscow to celebrate the defeat of victory parade Nazi Germany in World War II.
1947 – In one of the first widely reported unidentified flying object sightings in the United States, businessman and pilot Kenneth Arnold saw in the form of saucers flying above the state of nine luminous disks Washington near Mount Rainier.
1948 – Cold War: The Soviet Union to the American, British, and French sectors of blocked access Berlin, cutting off all rail and road routes going into Soviet-controlled territory in Germany.
1957 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in that Roth v. United States obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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1981 – The opened, connecting the Humber Bridge East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England, at the time the longest single-span suspension bridge.
(d. 1995) Marjorie Cameron ·
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1374 – An outbreak of , wherein crowds of people danced themselves to exhaustion, took place in dancing mania Aachen (present-day Germany), before spreading to other cities and countries.
1622 – Dutch–Portuguese War: An outnumbered Portuguese force repelled a Dutch attack in the , the only major military engagement that was fought between two European powers on the Battle of Macau Chinese mainland.
1717 – The first Masonic Grand Lodge, the , was founded in London. Premier Grand Lodge of England
1880 – " ", today the O Canada national anthem of Canada, was first performed in Quebec City, during a Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day banquet.
1937 – The United States' first two " fast battleships", the , were ordered from the North Carolina class New York and Philadelphia Naval Shipyards.
1940 – Second World War: The British Army carried out , its first Operation Collar commando raid into Occupied France.
1982 – flew into a cloud of British Airways Flight 9 volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four of its engines.
1994 – A United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress based at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane County, Washington, , killing all four crew members, and later providing a crashed case study on the importance of compliance with safety regulations.
2010 – John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in the (11 hours and 5 minutes, spread over three days). longest match in tennis history Born/died this day: (d. 1604) Edward de Vere · (b. 1694) Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui · (b. 1929) Carolyn S. Shoemaker · V. V. Giri
(b. 1591) Mustafa I · (b. 1850) Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener · (d. 1976)