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1487 – Impostor was crowned in Lambert Simnel Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, as "King Edward VI".
1738 – At a Moravian meeting in Aldersgate, London, experienced a John Wesley spiritual rebirth, leading him to launch the Methodist movement.
1822 – Ecuadorian War of Independence: Troops led by Antonio José de Sucre secured the independence of Quito from Spain at the .
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1830 – The nursery rhyme " " was first published as an original poem by Mary Had a Little Lamb Sarah Josepha Hale.
1830 – The , the first Baltimore and Ohio Railroad common carrier and in the United States, opened for scheduled service.
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1930 – English aviator landed in Amy Johnson Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to successfully fly from England to Australia.
1960 – in the Chilean Cordón Caulle Andes began to erupt, less than two days after the Valdivia earthquake struck the region.
1976 – In a wine competition in Paris, French judges by rating shocked the wine industry California wines higher than French ones.
1988 – of the United Kingdom's Section 28 Local Government Act of 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, was enacted.
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1999 – Former President of Serbia was indicted for Slobodan Milošević war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
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1689 – The became law in England, granting Act of Toleration freedom of worship to nonconformists under certain circumstances, but deliberately excluding Catholics.
1883 – New York City's opened – the Brooklyn Bridge longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.
1941 – Second World War: The German battleship sank the British battlecruiser Bismarck at the HMS Hood Battle of the Denmark Strait.
1948 – Arab–Israeli War: After five days of fighting, Egyptian forces finally the Israeli community of captured Yad Mordechai after the defenders had abandoned it.
1956 – The of the first edition was held in Eurovision Song Contest Lugano, Switzerland.
1962 – Project Mercury: American astronaut orbited the Earth three times in the Scott Carpenter space capsule. Aurora 7
1963 – United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy African American author met with James Baldwin in an unsuccessful attempt to improve race relations.
1970 – On the Kola Peninsula in Russia, drilling began on the , eventually reaching 12,262 metres (40,230 ft), making it the deepest hole ever drilled and the Kola Superdeep Borehole deepest artificial point on the earth.
1991 – The Israel Defense Forces began , a Operation Solomon covert operation to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
2014 – A gunman at the opened fire Jewish Museum of Belgium in Brussels, killing four people. Born/died: (d. 1153) David I of Scotland · (d. 1632) Robert Hues · (b. 1789) Cathinka Buchwieser · (b. 1870) Jan Smuts · (d. 2011) Huguette Clark
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