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1149 - Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.

1194 - Sverre is crowned King of Norway.

1613 - The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.

1644 - Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.

1749 - New Governor, Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers, arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).

1786 - Alexander Macdonnell and over five hundred Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.

1850 - Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island.

1863 - George Armstrong Custer is appointed as a U.S. Union brevet brigadier general.

1864 - Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.

1880 - France annexes Tahiti.

1891 - Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.

1895 - Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.

1905 - Moonlight Graham makes his only Major League Baseball appearance, in a game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Superbas but gets no at-bat.


1914 - Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.

1916 - Sir Roger Casement, Irish Nationalist and British diplomat is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.

1922 - France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."

1925 - Canada House opens in London, England.

1926 - Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

1927 - First test of Wallace Turnbull's variable-pitch propeller.

1933 - Italian boxer Primo Carnera knocked out American Jack Sharkey to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

1937 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Canada receives patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles.

1945 - Carpathian Ruthenia was annexed by Soviet Union.

1956 - The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

1956 - Marilyn Monroe marries American playwright Arthur Miller.

1976 - The Seychelles becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1995 - Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.)


1995 - The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

2000 - Vandals break into the tombs of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines.

2006 - The Dutch cabinet Balkenende II resigned.


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