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275 - M. Claudius Tacitus is appointed Roman emperor by the senate.

303 - On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.

1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking era.

1396 - Ottoman Emperor Beyazid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.

1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reached the Pacific Ocean.

1555 - The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.

1690 - "Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick", the first newspaper published in the Americas, published for the first and only time.

1789 - The Congressional Apportionment Amendment to the United States Constitution is proposed at the U.S. Congress.

1804 - The Teton Sioux (a subdivison of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Corps of Discovery as a toll for moving further upriver.

1846 - U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor captured the Mexican city of Monterrey.

1890 - Yosemite National Park established in California.

1912 - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.

1929 - Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from General Mitchell leading to the development of Instrument Flying.


1955 - The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.

1957 - Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated through the use of United States Army troops.

1959 - Solomon Bandaranaike, prime minister of Sri Lanka is assassinated by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.

1962 - The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.

1970 - The Partridge Family debuts on ABC-TV and would run for four years.

1972 - In the Norwegian EC referendum, 1972, the people of Norway reject membership.

1978 - PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people.

1980 - The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.

1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor was the 102nd Justice sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office.

1988 - Monty Python member Michael Palin sets out from London's Reform Club to start his BBC documentary Around the World in 80 Days.

1996 - The last of the Magdalen Asylums was closed in Ireland.

2002 - The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.

2003 - A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaido, Japan.


2005 - The Hide (Matsumoto "Hide" Hideto) museum closed due to the lack of funds. (Japan).


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