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1792 – Twenty-four stockbrokers signed the Buttonwood Agreement to establish the .
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1814 – The was signed and Danish Crown Prince Constitution of Norway Christian Frederik was elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
1863 – published the first book in the Rosalía de Castro Galician language: Cantares gallegos, a collection of her poetry.
1865 – The , an International Telecommunication Union international organization that standardizes and regulates international radio and telecommunications, was founded as the International Telegraph Union in Paris.
1875 – The American Thoroughbred racehorse Aristides won the first running of the .
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1900 – Second Boer War: The in South Africa was lifted after 217 days, a decisive victory for the British against the Siege of Mafeking Boers.
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1980 – On the eve of the Peruvian general election, the Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacked a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the .
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1992 – Three days of against the government of popular protests Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon began in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that resulted in 52 officially confirmed deaths, many disappearances, hundreds of injuries, and over 3,500 arrests.
1995 – After 18 years as Mayor of Paris, was inaugurated as Jacques Chirac President of France.
1997 – The came to an end when First Congo War Laurent-Désiré Kabila proclaimed himself president of Zaire, which was also renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2006 – The U.S. Navy deliberately sank the aircraft carrier , the largest vessel ever sunk to create an USS Oriskany artificial reef.
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1521 – English nobleman , whose Edward Stafford father had been beheaded for rebelling against King , was himself executed for treason against King Richard III . Henry VIII
1642 – The Société Notre-Dame de Montréal founded a permanent mission known as Ville-Marie, which eventually grew into the city of . Montreal
1902 – The Antikythera mechanism (fragment pictured), the oldest known surviving geared mechanism, was discovered among artifacts retrieved from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera.
1977 – The first location, the first Chuck E. Cheese's family restaurant to integrate food, animated entertainment, and an indoor arcade, opened in San Jose, California, U.S. 2000 – Following the killings of two English football fans in the previous month by Galatasaray supporters, British and Turkish hooligans on the day of the attacked each other UEFA Cup Final.
(b. 1551) Martin Delrio · (d. 1729) Samuel Clarke · (b. 1961)