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630 – Byzantine emperor Heraclius restored the to True Cross Jerusalem.
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1800 – After being elected as a compromise candidate after several months of stalemate, was Pope Pius VII crowned in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché.
1801 – French Revolutionary Wars: The was fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Battle of Alexandria Nicopolis in Egypt.
1804 – The , the French Napoleonic Code civil code established under Napoleon, entered into force, eventually strongly influencing the law of many other countries.
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1871 – , the founder of the Otto von Bismarck German Empire, was proclaimed as its first chancellor.
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1943 – World War II: Wehrmacht officer attempted to assassinate Rudolf Christoph von Gersdorff Adolf Hitler by suicide bombing, but had to abort the plan at the last minute.
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1945 – World War II: Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully defended the north bank of the Drava River as the concluded.
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1989 – An article in alleged that Sports Illustrated , the Pete Rose manager of the Major League Baseball team Cincinnati Reds, was involved in gambling.
1556 – Archbishop of Canterbury , one of the founders of Thomas Cranmer Anglicanism, was burnt at the stake in Oxford, England, for heresy.
1913 – Over 360 were killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the in Great Dayton Flood Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
1918 – First World War: The German Army opened the Spring Offensive with , attempting to break through the Operation Michael Allied lines and to seize ports on the English Channel.
1937 – The Papal encyclical , condemning Mit brennender Sorge antisemitism and criticizing Nazism, was read from the pulpits of all German Catholic churches.
1946 – The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League signed , making him the first Kenny Washington African American player in the league since 1933.
1952 – The first major rock and roll concert, the , was held at the Moondog Coronation Ball Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
1960 – Police in Sharpeville, South Africa, on a group of unarmed black demonstrators who were protesting opened fire pass laws, killing almost 70 people and wounding about 180 others.
1963 – on Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, California—one of the world's most notorious and best known prisons—was closed.
1968 – War of Attrition: The Israel Defense Forces clashed with the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Jordanian Armed Forces during the . Battle of Karameh
1980 – aired its " Dallas " episode which led to eight months of international speculation regarding " A House Divided Who shot J.R.?" Born/died this day: (d. 1201) Absalon · (b. 1931) Al Williamson · (b. 1990) Emily Infeld · (d. 2013) Chinua Achebe · (b. 1959) Nobuo Uematsu
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