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1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.

1243 - Innocent IV becomes pope.

1389 - Ottoman forces crush the Serbian armies in Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).

1519 - Charles V elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

1635 - Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.

1651 - Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians, the biggest battle in the 17th century, starts.

1763 - Earthquake in Komarom, Hungary

1776 - Thomas Hinkey was hanged for mutiny, sedition, and treachery for plotting to kidnap George Washington. Hinkey was one of his bodyguards.

1778 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monmouth fought between the American Continental Army under George Washington and the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton.

1838 - The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1855 - The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University

1859 - First conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.

1880 - Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.


1881 - Secret treaty between Austria and Serbia.

1886 - First scheduled Canadian transcontinental passenger train departs from Montreal, Quebec for Port Moody, British Columbia.

1887 - Minot, North Dakota incorporated as a city.

1894 - Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.

1895 - El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Central American Union.

1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophia are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip , the casus belli of World War I.

1919 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I between Britain, France, Italy, the United States and allies on the one side and Germany and Austria Hungary on the other side.

1922 - The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.

1936 - The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.

1938 - A 450 metric ton meteorite struck the earth in an empty field near Chicora, Pennsylvania

1940 - Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.

1948 - Cominform circulates the "Resolution on the situation in the Communist Party of Yugoslavia"

1950 - Seoul is captured by troops from North Korea.


1956 - Anti-communist demonstrations in Pozna?. Also called Pozna?ski czerwiec (June of Pozna?).

1960 - US-owned oil refineries in Cuba confiscated and nationalised.

1964 - Malcom X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

1967 - Israel annexes East Jerusalem.

1969 - Stonewall riots in New York city mark the beginning of the modern gay rights era.

1978 - The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.

1983 - The Mianus River Bridge collapses over the Mianus River in Connecticut, killing 3 drivers in their vehicles.

1988 - The worst confined-space industrial accident in U.S. history occurs at a metal-plating plant in Auburn, Indiana, killing five.

1989 - Slobodan Milo?evi?'s Kosovo Polje Speech

1990 - Paperback Software found guilty by a U.S. court of copyright violation for copying the appearance and menu system of Lotus 1-2-3 in its competing spreadsheet program.

1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson is disqualified from WBA title re-match, for biting off part of the ear of his opponent Evander Holyfield.

2001 - U.S. Appeals Court overturns a lower court's order to breakup Microsoft in an antitrust case.

2004 - 38th Canadian federal election

2004 - Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.

2004 - Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism

2005 - Canada becomes the third country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

2005 - A final design for Manhattan's Freedom Tower is formally unveiled.

2006 - The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.


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