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Troops evacuated from Dunkirk on a destroyer
Flooding in Shenzhen, China
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Independence Day in ( Guyana 1966)
451 – Armenian rebels by forces of the were defeated Sassanid Empire on the Avarayr Plain in Vaspurakan, but the loss played a major factor in their being granted religious freedom 33 years later.
1805 – Napoléon Bonaparte was crowned at the King of Italy Milan Cathedral with the Iron Crown of Lombardy.
1828 – , a Kaspar Hauser foundling with suspected ties to the Royal House of Baden, first appeared in the streets of Nuremberg, Germany.
1857 – American slave , who had previously unsuccessfully Dred Scott sued for his freedom, was emancipated by Henry Taylor Blow, his original owner.
1896 – The , at that time representing twelve Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks from various American industries, was first published by journalist Charles Dow as a stock market index.
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1897 – , Irish author Dracula Bram Stoker's most famous novel, was first published.
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1918 – The was proclaimed following the breakup of the Democratic Republic of Georgia Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic.
1927 – Henry Ford watched as the 15 millionth roll off the assembly line at his Model T factory in Highland Park, Michigan.
1972 – U.S. president Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the in Moscow, concluding the first round of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.
1991 – became the first democratically elected Zviad Gamsakhurdia President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
2008 – began in eastern and southern China that ultimately caused 148 deaths and forced the evacuation of Severe flooding 1.3 million people.
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1637 – Pequot War: Allied Puritan and Mohegan forces a attacked fortified Pequot village in the Connecticut Colony, killing between 400 and 700 people.
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1903 – , the longest-running newspaper by and about Românul de la Pind Aromanians until World War II, was founded.
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1991 – Shortly after leaving Bangkok, an engine thrust reverser on deployed without being commanded, causing the aircraft to break apart and killing all 223 people on board.
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1328 – English friar , who popularised the William of Ockham methodological principle known as Occam's razor, secretly left Avignon under threat from Pope . John XXII
1644 – Portuguese Restoration War: Portuguese and Spanish forces both claimed victory at the . Battle of Montijo
1822 – occurred at a church in The deadliest fire in Norwegian history Grue, killing at least 113 people.
1865 – American Civil War: General negotiated the surrender of his army, the only significant Edmund Kirby Smith Confederate Army force remaining in the war.
1888 – The comic novel by brothers The Diary of a Nobody George and Weedon Grossmith first appeared in serial form in . Punch
1894 – Germany's defeated Emmanuel Lasker Wilhelm Steinitz to become world chess champion, beginning a record 27-year reign.
1897 – The Church of England returned the original manuscript of William Bradford's , an account of the Of Plymouth Plantation Pilgrims and the early years of the Plymouth Colony, to the state of Massachusetts.
1906 – in London opened, crossing the Vauxhall Bridge River Thames between Vauxhall and Westminster.
1932 – is decided, ultimately establishing the foundation for Donoghue v Stevenson negligence in common law jurisdictions worldwide.
1933 – American singer Jimmie Rodgers (pictured) died at the Taft Hotel in New York City.
1938 – The was established to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities by people or organizations in the U.S. suspected of having communist or fascist ties. House Un-American Activities Committee
1940 – Second World War: The Allies began cut off by the German army during the a mass evacuation of British, French and Belgian troops Battle of Dunkirk.
1999 – Manchester United won the UEFA Champions League to become the first English football club to . win three major championships in the same season
2002 – Barges being towed near destroyed part of a bridge Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, causing vehicles to fall into the Robert S. Kerr Reservoir on the Arkansas River. Born/died: | |d|604| Augustine of Canterbury |d|735| Bede |d|926| Yuan Xingqin |d|1362| Louis I of Naples |b|1650| John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough |b|1881| Adolfo de la Huerta |d|1883| Abdelkader al-Jazairi |b|1891| Mamie Smith |b|1910| Imi Lichtenfeld |b|1926| Miles Davis |d|1933| Horatio Bottomley |b|1937| Paul E. Patton |b|1975| Lauryn Hill |d|1984 Elizabeth Peer
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