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Tsar Alexander I of Russia
in Hungary and Poland
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( Pakistan Day 1956)
1400 – After 175 years of rule, the of Vietnam was deposed by Trần dynasty Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.
Not sure the 28th day of the second lunar month of 1400 actually was 23rd March 1400, I think it's the 25th.
1801 – Tsar acceded to the Alexander I Russian throne after his father was murdered in his bedroom at Paul I Saint Michael's Castle.
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1868 – Governor of California Henry Huntly Haight signed a law establishing the , today a University of California public university system that is considered a model for public institutions across the United States.
1879 – Fighting in the between Chile and a Peruvian–Bolivian alliance opened with the War of the Pacific Battle of Topáter.
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1933 – The German Reichstag passed the , essentially giving Enabling Act German Chancellor Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers by granting him and the Cabinet the authority to enact laws without the participation of the Reichstag.
1940 – Pakistan Movement: During its three-day general session, the Muslim League drafted the , calling for greater autonomy in Lahore Resolution British India.
1965 – NASA launched , the first American two-person space flight.
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1978 – The was dispatched to confirm Israeli withdrawal after United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon its invasion nine days earlier.
1983 – The initial proposal to develop the , a ground-based and space-based system to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear Strategic Defense Initiative ballistic missiles, was released.
1994 – Mexican presidential candidate was assassinated during a meeting on his presidential campaign in Luis Donaldo Colosio Tijuana.
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1996 – was elected Lee Teng-hui President of the Republic of China in the first direct presidential election in Taiwan.
2005 – A at the third-largest fire and explosion oil refinery in the United States killed 15 workers and kicked off process safety programs throughout the world.
2006 – The remaining three Christian Peacemaker Teams hostages from were rescued their Iraqi captors by a multinational force.
1862 – American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson suffered one of his rare defeats during the war in the , but he was still able to prevent the First Battle of Kernstown Union Army from reinforcing the Peninsula Campaign.
1888 – Led by , ten William McGregor football clubs met in London for the purpose of founding the Football League, the oldest league competition in world football.
1889 – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad founded the Islamic religious movement in Ahmadiyya British India.
1905 – About 1,500 Cretans, led by Eleftherios Venizelos, met at the village of Theriso to call for the island's unification with Greece, beginning the . Theriso revolt
1908 – American diplomat , an employee of Japan's Durham Stevens Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was assassinated in San Francisco by two Korean immigrants unhappy with his recent support of the increasing Japanese presence in Korea.
1991 – The began when the Sierra Leone Civil War Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invaded Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh.
1994 – crashed into a hillside in Aeroflot Flight 593 Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, after the pilot's 16-year-old son, while seated at the controls, had unknowingly disabled the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board.
2001 – The Russian Federal Space Agency the 15-year-old space station deorbited , causing it to Mir reenter the Earth's atmosphere and break up over the Pacific Ocean. Born/died this day: (d. 1361) Henry of Grosmont · (b. 1749) Pierre-Simon Laplace · (b. 1882) Emmy Noether · (b. 1955) Moses Malone · (d. 1960) Said Nursî · (b. 1983) Mo Farah · (b. 1986) Kangana Ranaut
(d. 851) Zhou Chi · (b. 1862) Nathaniel Reed · (b. 1910)