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55 BC - Julius Caesar invades Britain

1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Empire at Manzikert

1278 - Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle of Marchfield near Dürnkrut in Moravia.

1303 - Ala ud din Khilji won Chittor

1346 - Hundred Years' War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights is established at the Battle of Crécy.

1498 - Michelangelo commissioned to carve the Pietà .

1778 - The first ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain of Slovenia.

1789 - Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen approved by Constituent Assembly at Palace of Versailles

1839 - The ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.

1858 - First news dispatch by telegraph.

1862 - American Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.

1883 - Eruption of Mount Krakatoa.

1914 - World War I: Germans defeat Russians in Battle of Tannenberg.


1914 - World War I: The British Expeditionary Force briefly checks the German advance at Le Cateau.

1914 - World War I: The German colony of Togoland is invaded by French and British forces, who take it after 5 days.

1920 - 19th amendment to U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote.

1939 - The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn, New York.

1940 - Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix ÿboué, France's first black colonial governor.

1944 - World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.

1957 - The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM - a "super longdistance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago," according to Tass Soviet News Agency.

1968 - Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago, Illinois

1968 - The Beatles' "Hey Jude" is released as a single in the United States under the Apple Records label.

1970 - The third annual Isle of Wight rock festival, which would feature the last UK performance from Jimi Hendrix, opens in Great Britain.

1972 - Games of the XX Olympiad open in Munich, Germany.

1976 - Raymond Barre becomes Prime Minister of France.

1978 - Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elevated to the Papacy.


1978 - Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut on board of the Soyuz 31 spacecraft.

1980 - John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.

1986 - Toxic gas kills 1700 in Cameroon.

1987 - President Ronald Wilson Reagan proclaims September 11, 1987 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day.

1988 - Merhan Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

1995 - The International Rugby Board lifts all restrictions on payments relating to the game of Rugby Union, thus bringing the game's amateur age to an end.

1997 - Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.

2002 - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher ÿric Gagné converts his first of a record 84 consecutive successful save opportunities.

2002 - Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2003 - Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

2005 - Fiji's High Court rules that the island's sodomy law is unconstitutional.

2005 - Jean Michel Jarre's "Space of Freedom" concert in Gda?sk, Poland


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