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524 - Battle of Vézeronce, Franks defeat Burgundians

841 - Battle of Fontenay

1530 - The Augsburg Confession is presented at the Diet of Augsburg to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.

1678 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.

1788 - Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of General George Armstrong Custer.

1905 - Cullinan Diamond, the largest rough gem-quality diamond known, is discovered by Frederick Wells.

1938 - Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland.

1945 - Seán T. O'Kelly is elected the second President of Ireland.

1950 - The beginning of the Korean War.

1959 - Eamon de Valera is elected the third President of Ireland.

1961 - Pianist Bill Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian give their final performances as a trio, at the Village Vanguard in New York City. (LaFaro would die in an automobile accident on July 6.)

1967 - First global satellite television programme ? "Our World"


1973 - Erskine Hamilton Childers is elected the fourth President of Ireland.

1975 - State of Emergency in India declared.

1975 - Mozambique achieved independence.

1976 - Missouri Governor Christopher S. Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused the Latter Day Saints.

1978 - Argentina wins the 1978 FIFA World Cup.

1981 - Microsoft Inc. is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

1982 - Greece abolishes headshaving of the recruits in the military.

1983 - India wins the Cricket World Cup.

1991 - Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.

1993 - Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

1993 - After 11 years at NBC, David Letterman airs his final Late Night with David Letterman and leaves NBC for CBS.

1996 - The Khobar Towers bombing leaves 19 U.S. servicemen dead in Saudi Arabia.

1997 - An unmanned Progress spacecraft collided with the Russian Space station, Mir.


1998 - Microsoft Windows 98 is released.

1998 - In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

1999 - The American soap opera Another World airs its 8891st and final episode.


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