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The Statue of Sir Francis Drake in Plymouth, England
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1810 – The Riksdag of the Estates adopted a new to regulate the right of members of the Act of Succession House of Bernadotte to accede to the Swedish throne.
1907 – and Newfoundland became New Zealand dominions within the British Empire.
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1914 – The , an Federal Trade Commission independent agency of the United States government to promote consumer protection, was established.
1918 – World War I: The , the bloodiest single battle in American history, began.
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1933 – As gangster surrendered to the Machine Gun Kelly FBI, he supposedly shouted out, "Don't shoot, G-Men ['government men']!", which became a nickname for FBI agents.
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1934 – The ocean liner , now a RMS Queen Mary museum ship in Long Beach, California, was launched in Clydebank, Scotland.
1957 – , a West Side Story musical written by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim and based loosely on Shakespeare's , made its debut on Romeo and Juliet Broadway.
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1960 – More than 70 million people watched U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon in the first-ever televised .
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1968 – The Beatles completed recording John Lennon's song " ", regarded by band members as one of few true "Beatles" songs on the album Happiness Is a Warm Gun .
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2002 – , a Senegalese government-owned ferry, MV Le Joola capsized off the coast of The Gambia, resulting in the deaths of at least 1,863 people.
2009 – struck the Philippines, the most devastating typhoon ever to hit Typhoon Ketsana Manila, before moving on to affect Southeast Asia.
1087 – , son of William II William the Conqueror, was crowned King of England.
1580 – The sailed into Golden Hind Plymouth, England, as explorer Francis Drake completed his circumnavigation of the globe.
1917 – World War I: The , part of the Battle of Polygon Wood Battle of Passchendaele, began near Ypres, Belgium.
1942 – The Holocaust: Nazi official issued August Frank a memorandum setting out how the belongings of murdered Jews were to be disposed of.
1944 – World War II: The Soviet Army completed the , driving German forces out of Estonia. Tallinn Offensive
1959 – Japan was struck by , the strongest and deadliest Typhoon Vera typhoon on record to make landfall on the country with US$600 million in damages and over 4,000 deaths.
1983 – Soviet Lieutenant Colonel averted a possible worldwide Stanislav Petrov nuclear war by what otherwise appeared to be an impending attack by the United States as a identifying false alarm.
2010 – Scottish aid worker and three Afghan colleagues were kidnapped by members of the Linda Norgrove Taliban in the Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan.
2014 – Forty-three students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, and presumably later killed, allegedly on the orders of the town's mayor. were kidnapped Born/died: (d. 1241) Fujiwara no Teika · (b. 1865) Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford · (b. 1947) Lynn Anderson
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Ruins of the Parthenon
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