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King Henry VI of England (also appears on
Archduke Charles at the Battle of Aspern-Essling (requires undeletion)
Preston Brooks' attack on Charles Sumner
National emblem of Sri Lanka
Lassen Peak eruption of May 22, 1915
Blackwall Tunnel under construction, 1895
in Yemen ( Unity Day 1990)
1455 – Forces led by Richard, Duke of York, and Richard, Earl of Warwick, captured Lancastrian King Henry VI of England, beginning the Wars of the Roses with a Yorkist victory in the .
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1809 – War of the Fifth Coalition: Austrian forces under Archduke Charles prevented Napoleon and his French troops from crossing the Danube near Vienna at the .
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1844 – Persian Prophet the Báb founded .
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1863 – American Civil War: Union forces to the began to lay siege Confederate-controlled town of Port Hudson, Louisiana.
1915 – Five trains were involved in near the United Kingdom's deadliest train crash Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246 others.
1942 – , the largest industrial United Steelworkers labor union in North America, was formed.
1945 – The United States Army formed a plan German scientists and engineers to help in the development of to evacuate rocket technology.
1964 – During a speech at the University of Michigan, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson presented the goals of his domestic social reforms to eliminate poverty and racial injustice.
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1990 – The Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen to become the merged Republic of Yemen.
2003 – Swedish golfer became the first woman to play in a Annika Sörenstam PGA Tour event in 58 years.
1629 – Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Danish King signed the Christian IV to end Danish intervention in the Treaty of Lübeck Thirty Years' War.
1816 – A riot in broke out Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, over high unemployment and rising grain costs, spreading to Ely the next day.
1826 – departed on her first voyage from HMS Beagle Plymouth for a hydrographic survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions of South America.
1856 – U.S. Congressman Preston Brooks attacked (pictured) Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas.
1897 – The first under the Blackwall Tunnel River Thames was opened to improve commerce and trade in the East End of London.
1915 – California's violently erupted, the only Lassen Peak volcanic eruption in the contiguous U.S. in the 20th century until Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980.
1960 – – the strongest ever recorded – devastated A magnitude 9.5 earthquake Valdivia, Chile, and generated destructive tsunamis that reached Hawaii the following day.
1972 – Ceylon changed its name to , adopted a new constitution, and officially became a republic. Sri Lanka
1980 – , an Pac-Man arcade game that became an icon of 1980s popular culture, made its debut in Japan.
1987 – During Hindu–Muslim rioting in Meerut, India, 19 members of the Provincial Armed Constabulary allegedly 42 Muslims and dumped their bodies in water canals. massacred
2002 – Washington, D.C., police announced that the skeletal remains of Federal Bureau of Prisons intern , who had been missing for a year, were found in Chandra Levy Rock Creek Park.
2010 – Upon landing in Mangalore, overshot the runway and fell over a cliff, killing 158 of the 166 people on board in the crash and ensuing fire. Air India Express Flight 812 Born/died: (b. 1813) Richard Wagner · (d. 1932) Augusta, Lady Gregory · (d. 1997) Myrtle Bachelder
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(d. 1067) Constantine X Doukas · (b. 1844) Mary Cassatt · (b. 1982)