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330 – The city of Byzantium was consecrated as Nova Roma, which became known as , the new capital of the Constantinople Roman Empire under Emperor Constantine the Great.
1647 – arrived in Peter Stuyvesant New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City.
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1867 – The major powers in Europe signed the to solve the Second Treaty of London Luxembourg Crisis between France and Prussia over the political status of Luxembourg.
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1918 – became the only Prime Minister of the short-lived Tapa Tchermoeff .
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1946 – The , today Malaysia's largest United Malays National Organisation political party, was founded, originally to oppose the constitutional framework of the Malayan Union.
1949 – was officially renamed Thailand, a name unofficially in use since 1939.
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1960 – Israeli Mossad agents captured , a Nazi leader and fugitive war criminal who was sometimes referred to as "the architect of Adolf Eichmann the Holocaust", hiding in Argentina.
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1985 – During an association football match between Bradford City and Lincoln City in Bradford, England, consumed one side of the a flash fire Valley Parade stadium, killing 56 attendees.
1996 – A severe blizzard on Mount Everest of eight climbers, contributing to that year becoming the deadliest in the mountain's history at the time.
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1792 – Merchant sea captain Robert Gray became to navigate the the first recorded European Columbia River in what is now the Pacific Northwest United States.
1812 – Spencer Perceval became the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated when he was . shot in the lobby of the House of Commons
1813 – William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth departed westward from Sydney on an expedition to become the first Europeans confirmed to the cross Blue Mountains.
1858 – was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Minnesota Territory and admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
1880 – A land dispute between the Southern Pacific Railroad and settlers in Hanford, California, turned deadly when broke out, leaving seven dead. a gun battle
1894 – In response to a 28 percent wage cut, 4,000 Pullman Palace Car Company workers in went on strike Illinois, bringing rail traffic west of Chicago to a halt.
1910 – , located in the U.S. state of Glacier National Park Montana, was designated a national park.
1963 – In response to two bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., African Americans , having perceived local police complicity with the perpetrators. rioted
1998 – India began conducting the Pokhran-II nuclear weapons test, its first since the Smiling Buddha test 24 years earlier.
2010 – took office as the David Cameron Prime Minister of the United Kingdom as the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats formed the country's first coalition government since the Second World War. Born/died: (d. 912) Leo VI the Wise · (b. 1720) Hieronymus Karl Friedrich von Münchhausen · (b. 1861) Frederick Russell Burnham · (b. 1963) Natasha Richardson · (d. 2001) Douglas Adams
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