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The original of the Constitution of the State of Japan
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in Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Romania and Spain (2015)
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1808 – Finnish War: Sweden lost the fortress of to Russia.
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1815 – Austrian troops led by Frederick Bianchi, Duke of Casalanza defeated the forces under King Joachim Murat of Naples at the , the decisive battle of the Battle of Tolentino Neapolitan War.
1837 – The , the oldest university in Southeast Europe, was founded.
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1848 – The , a boar-crested Benty Grange helmet Anglo-Saxon helmet similar to those in , was discovered in Beowulf Derbyshire, England.
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1921 – The island of Ireland into two distinct territories: was divided Northern and Southern Ireland.
1947 – A new went into effect, providing for a Constitution of Japan parliamentary system of government, guaranteeing certain fundamental rights, and relegating the Japanese monarchy to a purely ceremonial role.
1951 – The , the first post-war building to become Royal Festival Hall listed Grade I, opened as the venue for the Festival of Britain.
2000 – The sport of was born when the geocaching coordinates of a cache outside Portland, Oregon, US, were posted to a Usenet group.
1491 – Nkuwu Nzinga of the Kingdom of Kongo was baptised as by Portuguese missionaries. João I
1913 – , the first Raja Harishchandra Indian feature-length film, was released.
1915 – The oldest continually operational Royal Air Force station, , opened as the home to RAF Northolt No. 4 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron.
1915 – Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote " ", later considered one of the most notable In Flanders Fields poems written during the First World War.
1920 – Relying on the 11th Red Army operating in neighboring Azerbaijan, Bolsheviks to stage a coup d'etat in attempted Georgia.
1942 – Second World War: Japanese forces began invading Tulagi and nearby islands in the Solomon Islands, enabling them to threaten and interdict the supply and communication routes between the United States and Australia and New Zealand.
1945 – Second World War: The German ocean liner , left to float defencelessly in the Cap Arcona Bay of Lübeck with thousands of prisoners from various concentration camps on board, was attacked and sunk by the Royal Air Force.
1960 – The Off-Broadway show made its premiere, eventually becoming the world's longest-running musical with 17,162 performances. The Fantasticks
1963 – Police in Birmingham, Alabama, on used high-pressure water hoses and dogs civil rights protesters, bringing intense scrutiny upon racial segregation in the southern U.S.
2007 – Three-year-old disappeared while on holiday with her family in Portugal, sparking "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history". Madeleine McCann Born/died: (d. 1330) Alexios II of Trebizond · (d. 1621) Elizabeth Bacon · (b. 1632) Catherine of St. Augustine · (b. 1844) Richard D'Oyly Carte · (b. 1921) Sugar Ray Robinson · (b. 1922) Len Shackleton
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