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Portrait of John Carroll by Gilbert Stuart
( Tajikistan 1994)
simply a description of the constitution
1632 – King was killed in the Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden during the Battle of Lützen Thirty Years' War.
Gustavus: refimprove section, Battle: refimprove
1789 – Pope Pius VI appointed Father as the first Catholic John Carroll bishop in the United States.
date not cited
1860 – Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican Party candidate to win the .
U.S. presidential election unreferenced section
1865 – Months after the end of the American Civil War, the became the last CSS Shenandoah Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 38 vessels.
lots of CN tags
1917 – First World War: Canadian forces captured Passendale, Belgium, after three months of fighting against the Germans at the .
Third Battle of Ypres featured on July 31
1928 – , head of the Arthur Rothstein Jewish mob in New York, died two days after being shot for his failure to pay a large gambling debt.
1935 – Before the Institute of Radio Engineers in New York, American electrical engineer and inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong presented his study on using for frequency modulation radio broadcasting.
1962 – The United Nations General Assembly adopted , condemning South Africa's Resolution 1761 apartheid policies.
1975 – Demonstrators in Morocco began the to Green March Spanish Sahara, calling for the "return of the Moroccan Sahara."
1985 – In Bogotá, Colombia, the left 115 people dead, including all the Palace of Justice siege April 19 Movement rebels that took over the Palace of Justice, and 11 Supreme Court justices that had been held hostages.
outdated, neutrality issues
1986 – Attempting to land at Sumburgh Airport in Shetland, Scotland, carrying workers returning from the Brent oilfield, a Boeing 234LR Chinook into the sea, killing 45 people.
crashed no footnotes
1995 – Madagascar's , which served as the royal palace from the 17th to 19th centuries, was destroyed by fire.
Rova of Antananarivo outdated
1999 – Although opinion polls had clearly suggested that the majority of the electorate favoured republicanism, the was defeated, keeping the Australian republic referendum Australian monarch as the country's official head of state.
2004 – A man committing suicide parked his car on the railway tracks in Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, England, that killed seven people.
causing a derailment refimprove section
447 – A powerful earthquake destroyed large portions of the , including 57 towers. Walls of Constantinople
1868 – Red Cloud, a leader of the Oglala Lakota Native American tribe, signed the , ending second Treaty of Fort Laramie his war and establishing the Great Sioux Reservation.
1935 – The , the aircraft responsible for 60% of the Hawker Hurricane Royal Air Force's air victories in the Battle of Britain, made its first flight.
1963 – was appointed to head the Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ South Vietnamese government by the military junta of General Dương Văn Minh, five days after the latter deposed and assassinated President Ngô Đình Diệm.
1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission conducted the largest underground nuclear test in U.S. history, code-named Cannikin, on in the Amchitka Island Aleutians.
1977 – The in Kelly Barnes Dam Stephens County, Georgia, U.S., collapsed, and the resulting flood killed 39 people and caused $2.8 million in damages. Born/died: (b. 1391) Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March · (d. 1461) John Mowbray, 3rd Duke of Norfolk · (d. 1790) James Bowdoin · (b. 1933) Else Ackermann · (b. 1968) Jerry Yang
: November 6 in Estonia, Finland and Sweden ( Gustavus Adolphus Day 1632); in Finland
Finnish Swedish Heritage Day
(b. 1861) James Naismith · (b. 1886) Ida Barney · (d. 2007)