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933 – Franks led by German king defeated an invading Hungarian army in the Henry I in northern Battle of Riade Thuringia.
1781 – American Revolutionary War: A British force under General Lord Cornwallis, numbering 1,900, fought 4,400 American troops under Rhode Island native General Nathanael Greene at the inside present-day Battle of Guilford Court House Greensboro, North Carolina.
1820 – As part of the Missouri Compromise, the exclave of Massachusetts known as was given its own U.S. statehood.
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1877 – Cricketers representing England and Australia began the in first match Test cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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1906 – Charles Rolls and Henry Royce founded the British automobile manufacturing company .
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1939 – Nazi German troops began their and established the occupation of Czechoslovakia .
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1941 – , the Philippine Airlines flag carrier of the Philippines took its first flight, making it the oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name.
1945 – World War II: The Soviet Red Army began the aimed at capturing the industrial and raw materials resources located in Upper Silesian Offensive Upper Silesia.
1956 – The musical , based on My Fair Lady George Bernard Shaw's play , debuted at the Pygmalion Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City.
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1985 – The company Symbolics became the first entity, individual or party to register a .com top-level domain name: symbolics.com.
1986 – The building housing the in Singapore collapsed suddenly due to Hotel New World structural failure, killing 33 people.
1989 – The , a government-run military veteran benefit system, was established as a United States Department of Veterans Affairs Cabinet-level position.
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44 BC – Dictator Julius Caesar of the Roman Republic was stabbed to death (pictured) by Marcus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators.
856 – Byzantine emperor overthrew the regency of his mother Michael III Theodora to assume power for himself.
1311 – The Catalan Company defeated Walter V, Count of Brienne in the and took control of the Battle of Halmyros Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
1875 – Archbishop of New York was named the first John McCloskey cardinal in the United States.
1916 – Six days after Pancho Villa and his cross-border raiders attacked Columbus, New Mexico, U.S. General John J. Pershing led a to pursue Villa. punitive expedition into Mexico
1917 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the , ending three centuries of February Revolution Romanov rule.
1921 – , considered the main perpetrator of the Talaat Pasha Armenian Genocide, was assassinated by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
1943 – World War II: German forces recaptured Kharkov after four days of house-to-house fighting against Soviet troops, ending the month-long . Third Battle of Kharkov
1972 – , a The Godfather gangster film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was released.
1990 – Iraqi authorities hanged freelance Iranian reporter for Farzad Bazoft spying for Israel. Born/died: (b. 1754) Archibald Menzies · (b. 1857) Christian Michelsen · (b. 1866) Matthew Charlton · (b. 1933) Ruth Bader Ginsburg · (d. 1962) Arthur Compton
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