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301 – , one of the San Marino smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, was founded by Saint Marinus.
590 – became Gregory I pope, the first one to come from a monastic background.
1189 – was crowned King of England in Richard the Lionheart Westminster.
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1260 – The Mongols suffered their first decisive defeat at the hands of Egyptian Mamluks in the in Battle of Ain Jalut Palestine.
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1783 – The formally ended the states of war between United States, France, Spain and Great Britain.
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1838 – escaped from Frederick Douglass slavery, and went on to become famous as an abolitionist.
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1925 – The , the U.S. Navy's first rigid USS Shenandoah airship, was torn apart in a squall line over Ohio.
1967 – : All non-essential traffic was banned from the roads in Sweden while drivers switched from Dagen H the left-hand side of the road to the right-hand side.
1976 – The NASA spacecraft landed at Viking 2 Utopia Planitia on Mars.
2004 – Russian security forces stormed a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, to force an end to the , in which at least 334 of the over 1,100 hostages were killed.
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36 BC – The Sicilian revolt against the Second Triumvirate of the Roman Republic ended when the fleet of Sextus Pompey, the rebel leader, was defeated at the . Battle of Naulochus
863 – Arab–Byzantine wars: The Byzantine Empire decisively defeated the Emirate of Melitene in the , beginning the era of Battle of Lalakaon Byzantine ascendancy.
1777 – American Revolutionary War: The British Army and their Hessian allies defeated an American militia in the . Battle of Cooch's Bridge
1901 – The , a National Flag of Australia Blue Ensign defaced with the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross, flew for the first time atop the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.
1935 – On the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, British racing motorist became the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph (480 km/h). Malcolm Campbell
1941 – The Holocaust: SS- Hauptsturmführer Karl Fritzsch first used the pesticide to execute Soviet Zyklon B POWs en masse at Auschwitz; eventually it was used to kill about 1.2 million people.
1942 – The Holocaust: In possibly the first Jewish ghetto uprising, residents of the in Łachwa Ghetto occupied Poland, informed of the upcoming "liquidation" of the ghetto, unsuccessfully fought against their Nazi captors.
1991 – A fire 25 people locked inside a burning killed chicken processing plant in Hamlet, North Carolina, U.S. Born/died: (d. 1634) Edward Coke · (b. 1803) Prudence Crandall · (b. 1900) Percy Chapman · (b. 1920) Tereska Torrès · (b. 1928) Gaston Thorn · (d. 2001) Pauline Kael
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(d. 863) Umar al-Aqta · (b. 1899) Macfarlane Burnet · (b. 1985)