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The launch of a V-2 rocket
A hunger strike memorial in Derry's Bogside
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in South Korea
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1283 – the Dafydd ap Gruffydd Prince of Wales, the last native ruler of Wales to resist English domination, was executed by drawing and quartering.
1849 – American author was found delirious in a gutter in Edgar Allan Poe Baltimore, Maryland, under mysterious circumstances; it was the last time he was seen in public before his death four days later.
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1918 – World War I: Following his armed forces' defeat by the Allied Powers, Bulgarian Tsar abdicated in favor of his son Ferdinand I .
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1929 – King renamed the Alexander I Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes as the .
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1935 – Italian forces under General Emilio De Bono invaded Abyssinia during the opening stages of the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.
1942 – World War II: The first successful test of the German , the world's first V-2 rocket ballistic missile and first man-made item to achieve sub-orbital spaceflight, occurred.
1964 – According to a popular legend, the first were first prepared at the Buffalo wings Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, US, as a fast and easy snack to present to hungry guests.
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1986 – After Soviet nuclear submarine had suffered an explosion and fire, sailor K-219 Sergei Preminin manually prevented an impending nuclear meltdown by means of a reactor SCRAM.
1990 – East and West Germany to form the first fully sovereign officially joined united German state since the end of World .
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1993 – American armed forces attempted to capture officials of Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organization at the .
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1995 – In a highly publicized criminal trial, actor and former American football player O. J. Simpson for the murders of his ex-wife was acquitted Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
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2003 – Roy Horn of the American entertainment duo of was mauled by a tiger during a performance at Siegfried & Roy The Mirage hotel and casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
2333 BC – According to Korean legend, established Dangun Gojoseon, the first Korean kingdom.
1951 – The , widely regarded as one of the First Battle of Maryang-san Australian Army's greatest accomplishments during the Korean War, began.
1962 – , the fifth United States Mercury-Atlas 8 manned space mission, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
1991 – Nadine Gordimer (pictured) became the first South African to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. 2008 – The , establishing the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 , commonly referred to as a Troubled Asset Relief Program bailout of the U.S. financial system, was enacted.
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