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350 – Roman usurper of the Nepotianus Constantinian dynasty proclaimed himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome with a group of gladiators.
1621 – The received a Dutch West India Company charter for a trade monopoly in the West Indies by the Dutch Republic.
1770 – , a historic Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Catholic mission church in present-day Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and the site of the first Christian confirmation in Alta California, was established.
1839 – Qing Chinese government official ordered the destruction of nearly Lin Zexu 1.2 million kg ( 2.6 million lbs) of opium in Humen, precipitating the First Opium War.
1888 – American writer Ernest Thayer's baseball poem " " was first published in the Casey at the Bat .
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1941 – World War II: In reprisal for the participation of the local population in the Battle of Crete, the Wehrmacht the village of destroyed Kandanos and killed about 180 of its inhabitants.
1942 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launched on the two aircraft carrier raids United States Army barracks and the U.S. Navy base at Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
1962 – crashed while attempting to depart Air France's Chateau de Sully Paris-Orly Airport, killing 130 out of 132 passengers and crew members.
1984 – The Indian Army began to remove Operation Blue Star Sikh separatists from the Golden Temple based on accusations they were stockpiling weapons there.
1992 – The High Court of Australia delivered its decision in the landmark case , recognising the Mabo v Queensland land rights of the Aborigines.
1998 – An InterCityExpress near high-speed train derailed Eschede, Lower Saxony, Germany, causing 101 deaths and 100 injuries.
2006 – declared its independence, ending the union of Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro.
1658 – Pope Alexander VII appointed as the first François de Laval apostolic vicar of New France.
1781 – American Revolutionary War: made a 40-mile (64 km) ride to warn Jack Jouett Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of coming British cavalry who had been sent to capture them.
1892 – , one of England's most successful Liverpool F.C. football clubs, was founded.
1940 – Nazi official Franz Rademacher that the island of proposed Madagascar be made available as a destination for the resettlement of the Jewish population of Europe.
1943 – Off-duty U.S. sailors fought with Mexican American youths in Los Angeles, spawning the . Zoot Suit Riots
1950 – Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, members of the , became the first climbers to reach the summit of a French Annapurna expedition peak higher than 8,000 metres (26,247 ft) above sea level.
1963 – Buddhist crisis: South Vietnamese Army soldiers , with liquid chemicals from attacked protesting Buddhists in Huế tear gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised.
1968 – American radical feminist shot and wounded visual artist Valerie Solanas Andy Warhol and two others at Warhol's New York City studio, The Factory.
1969 – During a SEATO exercise HMAS of the Melbourne Royal Australian Navy with the collided U.S. Navy's USS , cutting the latter in two and killing 74 people. Frank E. Evans
1973 – At the Paris Air Show, a Tupolev Tu-144 , killing the six members of the crew and eight bystanders on the ground. broke up in mid-air
1982 – An assassination attempt on , the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, failed; this was later used as justification for the Shlomo Argov 1982 Lebanon War.
2012 – , a passenger flight from Dana Air Flight 992 Abuja to Lagos, Nigeria, suffered dual engine failure and crashed into a building, resulting in the deaths of all 153 on board and 10 more on the ground. Born/died this day: | |b|20 BC| Sejanus |d|800| Staurakios |d|1511| Ahmad ibn Abi Jum'ah |d|1395| Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria |d|1780| Thomas Hutchinson |b|1844| Garret Hobart |d|1875| Georges Bizet |d|1924| Franz Kafka |b|1926| Flora MacDonald |b|1962 Susannah Constantine
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1844 – The last known pair of , the only modern species in the genus great auks Pinguinus of flightless birds, were killed on Eldey, Iceland.
1921 – At his trial for the , viewed as the main orchestrator of the assassination of Talat Pasha Armenian genocide, was acquitted after arguing: "I have killed a man, but I am not a murderer." Soghomon Tehlirian
1937 – A few months after abdicating the British throne, , married American socialite Edward, Duke of Windsor Wallis Simpson (pictured) in a private ceremony in France. 1979 – Having invaded Uganda and deposed President Idi Amin, Tanzanian forces secured Uganda's western border, ending . a seven-month war