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590 - Bahram Chobin is crowned as king Barham VI of Persia

1230 - Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus near the village of Klokotnitsa.

1276 - Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.

1566 - David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, was murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1765 - After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.

1796 - Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.

1841 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Amistad case, concerning captive Africans who seized control of the slave-trading ship carrying them: the court rules that they had been taken into slavery illegally.

1842 - Giuseppe Verdi's third opera Nabucco premieres in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy's foremost opera writers.

1847 - Mexican-American War: United States forces under General Winfield Scott invade Mexico near Vera Cruz.

1856 - Sigma Alpha Epsilon: was founded in the Johnston Mansion House on the University of Alabama

1862 - American Civil War: The first battle between two ironclad warships - In a five-hour battle near Hampton Roads, Virginia the USS Monitor fights the CSS Virginia to a draw.

1908 - Inter Milan was founded.

1916 - Pancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 17.


1924 - Italy annexes Fiume.

1932 - The Egyptian University rector "Ahmed Lotfy El-Said" resigned to protest against the transfer of Dr.Taha Hussein without the University permission. On 2003, an academic group called "march 9" was established in Egypt to defend academic rights and university independence.

1932 - The first Ford Flathead engine left the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.

1933 - Great Depression: The U.S. Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress.

1935 Hitler announced the creation of a new air force.

1945 - World War II: Bombing of Tokyo - American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, Japan with incendiary bombs. The resulting fire storm kills over 100,000 people.

1954 - McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy," produced by Edward R. Murrow.

1957 - The magnitude 8.6 1957 Andreanof Islands Earthquake and tsunami occurs.

1959 - The Barbie doll debuts.

1964 - The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.

1967 - Josef Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States.

1975 - Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.

1976 - 42 people die in a Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.


1977 - Approximately a dozen armed Hanafi Muslims take over three buildings in Washington, DC, killing one person and taking more than 130 hostages. The hostage situation ends two days later.

1981 - Ketchup is declared a vegetable, to help public schools in the USA with the balanced meal plan.

1984 - The Competitive Enterprise Institute in founded in Washington, D.C.

1986 - United States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily-damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The bodies of all seven astronauts were still inside.

1987 - Rock band U2 release the album The Joshua Tree.

1989 - A strike forces financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines into bankruptcy.

1990 - Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.

1990 - Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Clyde Wells confirms he will rescind Newfoundland's approval of the Meech Lake Accord, effectively killing the Accord.

1991 - Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milo?evi? in Belgrade. Two people are killed and tanks are in the streets.

1993 - Rodney King testifies at the federal trial of four Los Angeles, California police officers accused of violating King's civil rights when they beat him during an arrest.

1995 - Kappa Phi Lambda is founded at Binghamton University.

2004 - John Allen Muhammad is sentenced to death for his part in the Beltway sniper attacks of October 2002. Lee Boyd Malvo is sentenced to life in prison.

2004 - A terrorist attack on a restaurant in Istanbul kills one and injures 5.

2004 - The US federal building and courthouse in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was renamed the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse.

2005 - Dan Rather presents his final broadcast of the CBS Evening News.

2006 - Liquid Water discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn.


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