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Atahualpa, last Inca emperor
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1491 – Several Jews and conversos were executed in Toledo, Spain, for the alleged ritual murder of an infant, who was later revered as the .
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1805 – War of the Third Coalition: At the , Russian forces under Battle of Schöngrabern Pyotr Bagration delayed the pursuit by French troops under Joachim Murat.
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1959 – , a musical by The Sound of Music Rodgers and Hammerstein based on , opened on The Story of the Trapp Family Singers Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
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1979 – The first line of , the Bucharest Metro M1 Line, opened from Timpuri Noi to Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania.
1989 – Eight employees of Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" in San Salvador, including six Catholic priests, were by a murdered Salvadoran Army " death squad".
2002 – The first case of (SARS) was recorded in severe acute respiratory syndrome Guangdong, China.
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1476 – With the help of Stephen the Great and , Stephen V Báthory became the ruler of Vlad the Impaler Wallachia for the third time after forcing Basarab Laiotă to flee to the Ottoman Empire.
1532 – Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire: Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro orchestrated in a surprise attack Cajamarca, Peru, capturing the Sapa Inca, Atahualpa.
1855 – Explorer David Livingstone became the first European to see , one of the largest waterfalls in the world, on what is now the Zambia–Zimbabwe border. Victoria Falls
1907 – Two years after the failed attempt by the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory to achieve U.S. statehood, they joined with the Oklahoma Territory to become to enter the union. the 46th state
1920 – Qantas, Australia's national airline, as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited. was founded
1944 – commenced in Operation Queen Düren, Germany, with one of the heaviest Allied tactical bombing attacks of the Second World War.
1945 – The (UNESCO) was founded. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
1967 – crashed after takeoff from Aeroflot Flight 2230 Koltsovo Airport, Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), killing all 107 people aboard.
1981 – About 30 million people watched marry on the television show Luke Spencer and Laura Webber , the highest-rated hour in American General Hospital soap opera history.
1992 – In Suffolk, England, a local man found of Roman silver and gold in Britain, including the largest collection of 4th/5th-century gold and silver coins ever discovered within the former the largest hoard Roman Empire.
1997 – Chinese dissident was released for "medical reasons" after spending 17½ of the previous 18 years in prison, and was deported to the United States. Wei Jingsheng Born/died this day: (d. 1005) Ælfric of Abingdon · (b. 1538) Turibius of Mogrovejo · (b. 1851) Caroline Birley · (b. 1963) Zina Garrison
(d. 1240) Edmund of Abingdon · (b. 1720) Charles-Antoine Campion · (b. 1930)