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The original of the Constitution of the State of Japan
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Frederick Bianchi, Duke of Casalanza
in Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Romania and Spain (2015) Mother's Day refimprove section
in Poland ( Constitution Day 1791) and Japan ( 1947) refimprove
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1808 – Finnish War: Sweden lost the fortress of to Russia. Suomenlinna needs more footnotes
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. no footnotes
1837 – The , the oldest university in Southeast Europe, was founded. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens refimprove section
1921 – The island of Ireland into two distinct territories: was divided Northern and Southern Ireland. refimprove section
1939 – Subhas Chandra Bose formed the of the All India Forward Bloc Indian National Congress in opposition to Gandhi's tactics of nonviolence. original research
1945 – Second World War: 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 RAF Typhoons. unreferenced section
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. refimprove
2000 – The sport of was born when the geocaching coordinates of a cache outside Portland, Oregon, US, were posted to a Usenet group. globalize
1791 – The , the oldest Polish–Lithuanian Constitution of May 3 codified national constitution in Europe, was adopted by the Great Sejm.
1855 – American adventurer and a group of William Walker mercenaries sailed from San Francisco to conquer Nicaragua.
1915 – The oldest continually operational Royal Air Force station, RAF Northolt (pictured), opened as the home to 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.
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.
1951 – The , the first post-war building to become Royal Festival Hall listed Grade I, opened as the venue for the Festival of Britain.
1960 – The Off-Broadway musical made its premiere, eventually becoming the world's longest-running musical. The Fantasticks
1963 – Police in Birmingham, Alabama, on used high-pressure water hoses and dogs civil rights protesters, bringing intense scrutiny on 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 · (b. 1632) Catherine of St. Augustine · (b. 1922) Len Shackleton
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(d. 1621) Elizabeth Bacon · (b. 1844) Richard D'Oyly Carte · (b. 1921) Sugar Ray Robinson