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British soldiers entering Baghdad
President Sukarno of Indonesia
title=King Shō Tai of the Ryūkyū Kingdom
Flooding caused by the tsunami following the Tōhoku earthquake
Monument to the victims of the 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings in Alcalá de Henares
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1649 – The was signed, signaling an end to the opening episodes of the Peace of Rueil Fronde, France's civil war, after little blood had been shed.
1818 – , a novel by Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Shelley, was first published in London.
1848 – and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine became the first Robert Baldwin Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
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1867 – , Don Carlos Giuseppe Verdi's opera based on conflicts in the life of Carlos, Prince of Asturias, made its debut with the Paris Opera at the Salle Le Peletier.
1917 – First World War: British forces led by Sir Stanley Maude , the southern capital of the captured Baghdad Ottoman Empire.
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1945 – World War II: The Empire of Japan established the , a short-lived Empire of Vietnam puppet state, with Bảo Đại as its ruler.
1983 – Pakistan a successfully conducted cold test of a nuclear weapon.
1990 – was sworn in as the first Patricio Aylwin President of Chile after its return to democratic rule following the military government of General Augusto Pinochet.
1990 – Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to – an act that ultimately contributed to the proclaim independence dissolution of the Soviet Union.
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2004 – on A series of simultaneous bombings Cercanías commuter trains killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800 in Madrid.
2011 – struck the northeastern coast of Japan and triggered a A massive earthquake nuclear disaster at the .
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222 – Disgusted with Roman emperor Elagabalus 's disregard for Roman religious traditions and sexual taboos, the Praetorian Guard assassinated him and his mother and threw their mutilated bodies in the Tiber.
1707 – Queen Anne withheld from the royal assent Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoed legislation.
1843 – During a period of activity known as the Great Eruption, briefly became the Eta Carinae second brightest star in the night sky.
1851 – Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi's opera was first performed at Rigoletto La Fenice in Venice.
1879 – , the last king of the Shō Tai Ryūkyū Kingdom, abdicated when the kingdom was annexed by Japan and became Okinawa Prefecture.
1888 – The struck the northeastern United States, producing Great Blizzard of 1888 snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week.
1946 – , the first commandant of Rudolf Höss Auschwitz concentration camp, was captured by British troops.
1966 – Indonesian President Sukarno signed the Presidential Order , giving Supersemar General of the Army Suharto the authority to restore order during the recent mass killings.
1978 – After north of hijacking a bus Tel Aviv, members of Palestine Liberation Organization faction Fatah engaged in a shootout with the Israel Police, resulting in the deaths of 38 civilians and most of the perpetrators.
1993 – was Janet Reno confirmed by the Senate as the first female United States Attorney General.
2006 – was inaugurated as the first female Michelle Bachelet President of Chile.
2007 – Georgian authorities accused Russia of orchestrating in the a helicopter attack Kodori Valley of the breakaway territory of Abkhazia.
2010 – During the inauguration ceremony of Chilean president Sebastián Piñera, a 6.9 M W intraplate earthquake , causing widespread damage to the struck O'Higgins Region.
2012 – United States Army officer Robert Bales and wounded six others in the murdered sixteen civilians Panjwayi District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Born/died: (d. 1646) Stanisław Koniecpolski · (b. 1854) Jane Meade Welch · (b. 1925) Margaret Oakley Dayhoff · (b. 1926) Ralph Abernathy · (b. 1956) Helen Rollason · (b. 1988) Katsuhiko Nakajima
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Dale Dyke Dam in Sheffield, after its rupture
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