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Police officers waiting for demonstrators on Bloody Sunday, 1965
Police attack civil rights demonstrators outside Selma, Alabama, on Bloody Sunday
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161 – Following the death of Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius agreed to become co-Emperors in an unprecedented arrangement in the Lucius Verus Roman Empire. Aurelius: refimprove section; Verus: refimprove section
1799 – Napoleonic Campaign in Egypt: Forces of Napoleon Bonaparte captured Jaffa, present-day Israel, and proceeded to kill more than two thousand Albanian captives. refimprove, short
1827 – Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand, young heiress Ellen Turner in abducted Cheshire, England, for a forced marriage. no footnotes
1887 – The North Carolina General Assembly established , today the largest university in North Carolina State University North Carolina, as a land grant institution. refimprove section
1912 – Norwegian explorer announced that he had successfully reached the Roald Amundsen South Pole during the Antarctic expedition of 1910–11. refimprove section; Expedition article featured on
1914 – Prussian began his short reign as Prince William of Wied sovereign prince of the newly independent state of Albania. unreferenced section
2009 – The Kepler space observatory, designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, was launched. unreferenced section
1573 – A peace treaty brought the to an end, transferring Cyprus from Ottoman–Venetian War Venetian hands to Ottoman control.
1862 – American Civil War: Union forces engaged Confederate troops in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, fighting to a victory one day later that essentially cemented their control in Missouri.
1871 – , became Prime Minister of the José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco Empire of Brazil, starting a four-year rule, the longest in the state's history.
1936 – Nazi German forces the demilitarized re-occupied Rhineland, violating both the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Treaties that were signed after World War I.
1945 – World War II: At the beginning of the , Allied forces unexpectedly Battle of Remagen seized the Ludendorff Bridge, possibly hastening the war's conclusion.
1965 – African-American Civil Rights Movement: Civil rights demonstrators marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, were brutally attacked by police on . Bloody Sunday
1985 – The charity single " " by the We Are the World supergroup United Support of Artists for Africa was released, and would go on to sell more than 20 million copies.
2009 – Two off-duty soldiers of the British Army's were 38 Engineer Regiment by the shot dead Real IRA in Antrim town, Northern Ireland. Born/died:
(b. 1904) Reinhard Heydrich · (d. 1988) Divine · (d. 1991) Cool Papa Bell
Silver leaf disc of Sol Invictus
(b. 1839) Ludwig Mond · (b. 1878) Boris Kustodiev · (d. 1913) E. Pauline Johnson