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Ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Independence Day in ( Latvia 1918);
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in Oman ( National Day 1940)
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1302 – Pope Boniface VIII issued the Papal bull , proclaiming "there is one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, outside of which Unam sanctam there is neither salvation nor remission of sins".
1307 – , a legendary marksman in Switzerland, was said to have successfully shot an apple on his son's head with a single bolt from his crossbow.
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1626 – , one of four major St. Peter's Basilica basilicas of Rome, was consecrated on the anniversary of that of the previous church in 326.
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1812 – Napoleonic Wars: During Napoleon's invasion of Russia, Marshal Michel Ney's leadership in the earned him the nickname "the bravest of the brave" despite the overwhelming French defeat.
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1905 – Prince Carl of Denmark became , the first Haakon VII King of Norway after the personal union between Sweden and Norway was dissolved.
1928 – Walt Disney's , the first completely post-produced synchronized sound animated cartoon, was released.
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1943 – Second World War: The Royal Air Force began against Berlin.
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(b. 1939) Margaret Atwood ·
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1809 – Napoleonic Wars: In the Bay of Bengal, a French frigate squadron three captured East Indiamen mainly carrying recruits for the Indian Army.
1865 – American author Mark Twain's story " ", his first great success as a writer, was published. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
1872 – American suffragette was arrested and fined $100 for having voted in the Susan B. Anthony U.S. presidential election in Rochester, New York, two weeks prior.
1878 – Soprano became the first African-American artist to perform at the Marie Selika Williams White House.
1956 – In the Polish embassy in Moscow, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev said " " while addressing Western envoys, prompting them to leave the room. We will bury you
1963 – The first was made available to push-button telephone AT&T customers.
1978 – Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in , Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Jonestown Leo Ryan (pictured).
1985 – , a comic strip by Calvin and Hobbes Bill Watterson that was at its height one of the most popular in the world, was first published.
1991 – Croatian War of Independence: The Yugoslav People's Army captured the Croatian city of Vukovar, ending . an 87-day siege
1991 – The current was adopted, making the country the first flag of Uzbekistan newly independent republic in Central Asia to choose a new flag.
2003 – With its ruling in , the Goodridge v. Department of Public Health Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made the state the first in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage.
2007 – Over 100 workers were killed in at the a methane explosion Zasyadko mine, Ukraine's worst mining accident.
2012 – took office as the 118th Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
2014 – Two Palestinian men the praying congregants of a synagogue in Jerusalem with axes, knives, and a gun, resulting in eight deaths, including the attackers themselves. attacked Born/died this day: (d. 1100) Thomas of Bayeux · (b. 1810) Asa Gray · (b. 1974) Chloë Sevigny · (b. 1978) Maribel Domínguez · (d. 1980) Conn Smythe
Aftermath of the Aggie Bonfire collapse
(b. 1727) Philibert Commerson · (d. 1852) Rose Philippine Duchesne · (b. 1945)