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1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.

1269 - King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.

1306 - The Earl of Pembroke's defeat Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.

1770 - Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.

1807 - Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.

1816 - Battle of Seven Oaks between Northwest Company and Hudson Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1821 - Decisive defeat of the Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Dr?g??ani (in Wallachia).

1846 - The first baseball game under recognizable modern rules is played in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.

1860 - Louise of Orange-Nassau marries King Charles XV of Sweden-Norway.

1862 - U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case.

1865 - Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is henceforth unofficially celebrated as Juneteenth.

1867 - Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.

1870 - After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States of America, the Confederate States of America (AKA the CSA) ceases to exist.


1912 - The eight-hour work day is established in the United States.

1934 - The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

1939 - Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with "Lou Gehrig's disease" on his 36th birthday.

1943 - Race riots occur in Beaumont, Texas.

1944 - The Battle of the Philippine Sea takes place.

1949 - NASCAR sanctions the first "strictly stock" race, which will evolve into the modern Nextel Cup. Jim Roper wins the event.

1961 - Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.

1970 - The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is signed.

1976 - King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden marries Silvia Sommerlath.

1978 - First comic strip of Garfield is published.

1999 - Stephen King was hit in a car accident on Route 5 in North Lovell, Maine by Bryan Smith.

2006 - The NHL's Carolina Hurricanes win their first-ever Stanley Cup.



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