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48 BC – was assassinated on orders of Pompey the Great King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt following a decisive defeat by Julius Caesar at the Battle of Pharsalus.
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351 – The Eastern Roman armies under defeated those of the usurper Constantius II Magnentius at the .
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995 – The , the main rival of the Slavník dynasty Přemyslids for rule over Bohemia, came to an end when Boleslaus II and his confederates massacred most of its family members.
1542 – Explorer , the first European to travel along the coast of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo California, landed at what is now the city of San Diego.
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1928 – Scottish biologist and pharmacologist discovered Alexander Fleming when he noticed a bacteria-killing penicillin mould growing in his laboratory.
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1962 – A fire destroyed the and 65 trams in Paddington tram depot Brisbane, Australia.
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1994 – The ferry sank while commuting between MS Estonia Tallinn, Estonia, and Stockholm, Sweden, claiming 852 lives in one of the worst maritime accidents in the Baltic Sea.
1995 – Over 30 mercenaries led by landed on the Comoros in Bob Denard an attempted coup, his fourth one on the African island nation since 1975.
1891 – Railway workers in Montevideo founded the Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club, which later changed its name to , now Uruguay's most successful football club. Peñarol
1901 – Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas killed more than forty American soldiers in in the town of a surprise attack Balangiga on Samar Island.
1912 – Over 470,000 people from Ulster, Ireland, signed the in protest against the Ulster Covenant Third Home Rule Bill (. Edward Carson pictured)
1941 – The short-lived against the Drama uprising Bulgarian occupation in northern Greece began.
1963 – , now considered one of Whaam! Roy Lichtenstein's most important works, debuted at an exhibition held at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City.
1972 – Against the backdrop of the Cold War, the Canadian ice hockey team defeated the Soviet team in the . Summit Series
1975 – An attempted robbery of the Spaghetti House restaurant in Knightsbridge, London, went wrong, and became . a six-day hostage situation
2009 – held by 50,000 people in A protest Conakry, Guinea, was forcefully disrupted by the military junta, resulting in at least 157 deaths and over 1,200 injuries.
2012 – War in Somalia: Somali National Army forces and their AMISOM and Raskamboni allies against launched an offensive Al-Shabaab in the latter's last major stronghold of Kismayo.
2014 – Hong Kong protests: Unhappy with the direction of electoral reform, began a Occupy Central with Love and Peace civil disobedience campaign to fight for equal suffrage. Born/died: (b. 1803) Prosper Mérimée · (b. 1890 or 1892) Florence Violet McKenzie · (d. 2002) Patsy Mink
Chicago, one of the aircraft to make the first aerial circumnavigation
(b. 1821) Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs · (d. 1895) Louis Pasteur · (d. 2009)