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Articles of Confederation
Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile
Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro
Hoover Dam by Ansel Adams
Muhammad Ali Pasha of Egypt
Mendeleev's periodic table
Martenitsa needs more footnotes
in Moldova and Romania
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1476 – War of the Castilian Succession: Although the was militarily inconclusive, it assured Battle of Toro Ferdinand and Isabella the throne of Castile, forming the basis for modern Spain.
1562 – Troops of Francis, Duke of Guise, massacred Huguenots in Wassy, France, starting the .
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1565 – was founded by the Portuguese as Rio de Janeiro São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro.
1633 – reclaimed his role as commander of Samuel de Champlain New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
1692 – Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning the .
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1700 – Sweden introduced in an attempt to reform into the its own calendar Gregorian calendar.
1781 – The , the first governing Articles of Confederation constitution of the United States, was ratified, legally uniting what were originally several independent states into a new sovereign federation.
1805 – , the only Justice of the Samuel Chase Supreme Court of the United States to be impeached, was acquitted by the Senate.
1811 – , Muhammad Ali Pasha Wāli of the Ottoman province of Egypt, killed the leaders of the Mamluk Sultanate to seize power, founding a dynasty that would last until 1952.
1919 – Korea under Japanese rule: The began with numerous peaceful protests in Korea, but was brutally suppressed by the Japanese police and army.
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1954 – The 15-megaton hydrogen bomb was detonated on Castle Bravo Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in one of the worst cases of radioactive contamination ever caused by nuclear weapons testing.
1954 – Four Puerto Rican nationalists from semi-automatic pistols during an open session of the shot 30 rounds United States House of Representatives, injuring five people.
1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the .
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1947 – The began its financial operations.
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1956 – The , today the most widely used NATO phonetic alphabet spelling alphabet, was first implemented by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
1979 – Philips publicly demonstrated a prototype of an at a press conference in optical digital audio disc Eindhoven, Netherlands.
1981 – 1981 Irish hunger strike
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1991 – against Uprisings Saddam Hussein began in Iraq, leading to the death of more than 25,000 people, mostly civilians.
2007 – Danish police forcibly evicted squatters from the in Ungdomshuset Copenhagen, prompting widespread rioting that resulted in 690 arrests in 3 days.
2009 – The opened in Special Tribunal for Lebanon Leidschendam, Netherlands to prosecute those accused of the 2005 terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri and 21 others.
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