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306 : St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
1215: Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen.
1406: Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII.
1916: Costa Rica signs the Buenos Aires Convention, a copyright treaty.
1967: South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1924: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini dies in Brussels before he could complete his opera Turandot.
1963: President Johnson names a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
1986: Actor Cary Grant dies in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.
1987: North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.
2001: Beatle George Harrison dies of cancer.
1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean.
1893: Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election.
1919: US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons.
1967: 1st radio pulsars detected by British postgraduate Jocelyn Burnell and her supervisor Antony Hewish at Cambridge University.
1999: Eleven people are injured in a sword attack at a church in south London.
1237: Battle of Cortenuova: Holy Roman Emperor Frederik II defeated the Second Lombardian League.
1382: Battle of Westrozebeke/Roosebeke. French army defeats the Flemish army.
1703: The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm.
1901: The U.S. Army War College is established.
1987: South African Airways Flight 295 crashes and kills all 159 on board.
1812: The Battle of Berezina begins during Napoleon’s retreat from Russia.
1938: Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock) is born.
1941: President Franklin D Roosevelt signs a bill that establishes the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
1998: The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.
2011: The Mars Science Laboratory launches to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.
1487: Elizabeth of York is crowned Queen of England.
1759: An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.
1963: President John F. Kennedy is buried in Washington, D.C.
1966: First television link between Australia and the UK.
1986: The King Fahd Causeway is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.
642 : Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
1434: River Thames in London freezes over.
1942: Comedian Billy Connolly is born.
1991: Freddie Mercury dies aged 45 just one day after he publicly announced he was HIV positive.
2012: A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh kills at least 112 people.
1248: Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
1644: Areopagitica, a pamphlet by John Milton, decrying censorship, is published.
1910: Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.
1978: Cyclone kills about 1000 people in eastern Sri Lanka.
2005: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.
498 : St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II.
1346: Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements.
1890: French president Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille, France.
1954: The Humane Society of the United States was incorporated as the National Humane Society.
2005: Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
1789: North Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution and is admitted as the 12th U.S. state.
1791: Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to General and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.
1832: Wabash College is founded in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
1970: General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following military coup.
2013: 54 people are killed when the roof of a shopping center collapses in Riga, Latvia.
1168: Giovanni di Struma elected anti-Pope.
1431: First meeting of Order of the Golden Fleece.
1719: Sweden & Hannover sign peace Treaty of Stockhol.
1789: New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1985: Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
461 : St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1302: Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree “Unam sanctam”
1367: League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
1816: Warsaw University is established.
1999: Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
794 : Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto.
1105: Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
1307: William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head
1421: Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands
1477: First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton
1183: The Battle of Mizushima takes place.
1292: John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.
1558: Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Queen “Bloody” Mary.
1970: Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.
2000: Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.
534 : Second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus published.
1380: French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever.
1852: The English astronomer John Russell Hind discovers the asteroid 22 Kalliope.
1914: The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.
1992: The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.
1492: Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco.
1904: King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade.
1948: Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada.
1933: Thailand has its first election.
2016: Hong Kong High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city’s Parliament.
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