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Map of the transition from the Sui to the Tang Dynasty
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in Pakistan ( Victory Day 1965)
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1331 – of the Stefan Dušan House of Nemanjić was crowned King of Serbia.
1504 – , a David marble sculpture by Michelangelo portraying the biblical King David in the nude, was unveiled in Florence, Italy.
1514 – Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars: The combined forces of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland the larger army of the defeated Grand Duchy of Moscow in Orsha, present-day Belarus.
1664 – Two days after having been ceded to England, was renamed " New Amsterdam New York" in honor of the Duke of York, in whose name it had been captured.
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1831 – and William IV were crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
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1888 – The inaugural season of in The Football League England, the oldest professional league competition in world football (soccer), began with twelve member clubs.
1923 – Twenty-three sailors died when nine U.S. Navy destroyers ran aground off the coast of California in the .
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1935 – U.S. Senator was fatally shot in Huey Long Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
1941 – World War II: German forces severed the last land connection to Leningrad, beginning that would result in the deaths of over a 28-month siege 1 million of the city's civilians from starvation, making it one of the most lethal battles in world history.
1944 – World War II: Germany began launching attacks against Paris and London.
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1951 – The
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1994 – crashed on approach to USAir Flight 427 Pittsburgh International Airport, resulting in 132 deaths and one of the longest accident investigations in aviation history.
2004 – The NASA spacecraft crash-landed in Genesis Utah after having successfully collected a sample of solar wind.
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617 – Li Yuan defeated a Sui dynasty army in the , opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Battle of Huoyi Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty.
1566 – Ottoman–Habsburg wars: Although Ottoman forces led by Suleiman the Magnificent the fortress of captured Szigetvár, Hungary, they were forced to end their campaign to capture Vienna.
1755 – French and Indian War: Despite being ambushed at the start of the , the British and their Battle of Lake George Mohawk allies were able to defeat the French and their Indian allies.
1796 – French Revolutionary Wars: The French Austrian forces in defeated Bassano, Venetia, Italy.
1831 – The Russian Empire brought the Polish November Uprising to an end when its troops Warsaw after a two-day assault. captured
1900 – The , one of the Great Galveston Hurricane deadliest Atlantic hurricanes with estimated winds of 135 miles per hour ( 215 km/h) at landfall, struck Galveston, Texas, U.S., killing at least 6,000 people.
1921 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Margaret Gorman was crowned the "Golden Mermaid", the forerunner to the pageant. Miss America
1966 – The American science fiction show premiered with " Star Trek ", launching The Man Trap a media franchise that has since created a cult phenomenon and has influenced the design of many current technologies.
1974 – Watergate scandal: U.S. President gave recently resigned President Gerald Ford Richard Nixon a full and unconditional, but controversial, pardon for any crimes he committed while in office. Born/died this day:
(d. 1843) Sabrina Sidney · (b. 1944)
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(b. 1774) Anne Catherine Emmerich · (b. 1876) Inez Knight Allen · (d. 1997)