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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.
1781 – American Revolutionary War: made a "midnight ride" to warn Jack Jouett Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of coming British cavalry who had been sent to capture them.
1888 – American writer Ernest Thayer's baseball poem " " was first published in the Casey at the Bat .
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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.
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.
1984 – The Indian Army began to remove Operation Blue Star Sikh separatists from the Golden Temple based on accusations they were stockpiling weapons there.
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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.
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1844 – The last known pair of great auks (specimens pictured), the only modern species in the genus Pinguinus, were killed on Eldey, off the coast of Iceland.
1892 – , one of England's most successful Liverpool F.C. football clubs, was founded.
1937 – Nearly six months after , Edward, Duke of Windsor abdicated the British throne, he married American socialite in a private ceremony near Wallis Simpson Tours, France.
1940 – Franz Rademacher, a Nazi government official, that proposed Madagascar should be made available for the resettlement of the Jews of Europe.
1950 – Herzog and Lachenal of the became the first climbers to reach the summit of an French Annapurna expedition 8,000-metre peak.
1962 – crashed while attempting to depart Air France's Chateau de Sully Paris-Orly Airport, killing 130 out of 132 passengers and crew members.
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.
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. Frank E. Evans
1973 – At the Paris Air Show, a Tupolev Tu-144 and disintegrated, killing the six members of the crew and eight bystanders on the ground. broke up in mid-flight
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. Born/died this day: (b. 20 BC) Sejanus · (d. 1875) Georges Bizet · (d. 1924) Franz Kafka · (b. 1951) Jill Biden
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