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406: 80,000 Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine at Mainz, beginning invasion of Gallia.
765: Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China.
1687: 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope.
1708: Great Alliance captures Bridge.
1745: Bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk.
987 : French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king.
1703: Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die.
1906: The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
1950: Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union.
2013: More than 100 people are killed when anti-government forces attack key buildings in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
765 : Ali al-Ridha, Arabian 8th of the Twelve Imams was born.
875 : Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor Charles II.
1851: The first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
1876: The Ashtabula River railroad disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
2003: The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
893 : An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia.
1308: The reign of Emperor Hanazono of Japan begins.
1846: Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
1948: The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami.
2014: Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashes into the Karimata Strait en route from Surabaya to Singapore, killing all 162 people aboard.
537 : The Hagia Sophia is inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian.
1437: Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Bohemia.
1679: Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java.
1997: Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
2007: Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.
795 : St Leo III begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
1481: Battle at Westbroek: Dutch army beats Utrecht.
1862: Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.
2006: An oil pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria explodes, killing at least 260 people.
2009: China opens the world’s longest high-speed rail route, which links Beijing and Guangzhou.
01 : 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguous.
1741: Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale.
1876: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Pakistan was born.
1991: Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech.
2012: An Antonov An-72 plane crashes close to the city of Shymkent, killing 27 people.
1166: John, King of England was born.
1565: Compromise of the Nobles in Habsburg Netherlands closes against inquisition.
1800: The Plot of the rue Saint-Nicaise fails to kill Napoleon Bonaparte.
1814: Treaty of Ghent signed, ending US Britain War of 1812.
1889: Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake.
484 : Huneric dies and is succeeded by his nephew Gunthamund, who becomes king of the Vandals.
558 : Chlothar I is crowned King of the Franks.
1620: French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII.
1815: The novel Emma by Jane Austen is first published.
2007: An agreement is made for the Kingdom of Nepal to be abolished and the country to become a federal republic with the Prime Minister becoming head of state.
609 : Muhammad claims to receive his first revelation.
1135: Stephen of Blois becomes King of England.
1891: Asteroid 323 Brucia becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography.
1951: The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya.
2016: Syrian government forces retake control of the besieged areas of Aleppo.
1237: The city of Ryazan is sacked by the Mongol army of Batu Khan.
1650: Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht.
1919: American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.
1936: First flight of the Junkers Ju 88 multi-role combat aircraft.
1995: The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.
217 : Callixtus I is elected as the sixteenth pope, although Hippolytus of Rome is soon thereafter elected as a rival pope.
1046: Synod of Sutri: German King Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI.
1803: The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.
1924: Adolf Hitler is released from Lands berg Prison.
1985: Pope John Paul II announces the institution of World Youth Day.
1154: Henry II becomes King of England.
1776: Thomas Paine publishes his 1st “American Crisis” essay beginning”These are the times that try men’s souls”.
1783: William Pitt the Younger becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister at age 24.
1915: General Haig becomes Commander-in-Chief of the British army in France.
1932: British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas.
1499: Rebellion triggeres in Alpujarras in response to the forced conversions of Muslims in Spain.
1787: New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1878: The Al-Thani family become the rulers of the state of Qatar.
1973: The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
2006: United Arab Emirates holds its first-ever elections.
497 : The first Saturnalia festival was celebrated in ancient Rome.
1526: Pope Clemens VII publishes degree Cum ad zero – forms Inquisition.
1788: Russian army of Grigory Potemkin occupies Ocharov.
1907: Ugyen Wangchuck is crowned first King of Bhutan.
2014: The United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations after severing them in 1960.
882 : Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII.
1431: King Henry VI of England crowned king of France.
1811: The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri.
1903: Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel in Bombay first opens its doors to guests.
1991: Kazakhstan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
533 : Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, under King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.
1612: German Astronomer Simon Marius is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope.
1840: Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death.
1973: American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness.
2010: A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, killing 48 people.
644 : Uthman ibn Affan, companion of Muhammad, appointed 3rd Caliph of Islam.
835 : Chinese Emperor Wenzong conspires with chancellor Li Xun and general Zheng Zhu to kill all the eunuchs, but the plot is foiled.
872 : John VIII elected as Catholic Pope.
1918: Portuguese President Sidónio Pais is assassinated.
1994: Construction begins on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river.
1272: King Frederick III of Sicily was born.
1577: Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England on a circumnavigationof the world.
1774: First incident of American Revolution – 400 attack Ft William and Mary, New Hampshire.
1936: J. C. Martin, American baseball player and sportscaster was born.
2003: Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit, during Operation Red Dawn by US forces.
1098: 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria.
1474: Isabella crowns herself queen of Castile & Aragon.
1527: Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice.
1911: Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.
1918: The Flag of Estonia is raised atop the Pikk Hermann for the first time.
1936: Edward VIII Abdicates.
1946: Unicef Founded.
1941: Germany declares war on the United States.
1969: Soviets declares nudity a sign of western decadence.
2008: Billionaire conman Bernard madoff arrested.
1778: John Lay is elected president of the Continental Congress.
1901: First Nobel Prize awarded.
1915: Ford Builds its 1 millionth cars.
1917: Red Cross is awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
1941: Japan becomes master of the Pacific and South China Sea.
656 : Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion.
1315: Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society).
1625: Netherlands & England sign military treaty.
1983: Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer was born.
1992: Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce a formal separation.
1542: Mary, Queen of Scots was born.
1863: Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South.
1941: US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II.
1966: US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space.
2013: Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India.
1354: Margaretha van Bavarian’s son earl Willem V signs peace treaty.
1595: Injo of Joseon, Korean king was born.
1696: Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
1732: The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
1787: Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify the US constitution.
963 : Leo VIII elected Pope.
1060: Bela I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary.
1240: Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev.
1520: Barbara Radziwill queen of Poland was born.
1877: The first edition of The Washington Post is published.
1349: 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacred during Black Death riots.
1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born.
1831: Former U.S. President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
1848: US President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California.
1916: The French defeat the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.
1110: Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders.
1197: Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah.
1259: Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX.
1489: Battle of Baza – Spanish army captures Baza from Moors.
2015: A firebomb is thrown into a restaurant in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing 17 people.
1586: Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia.
1818: Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
1967: 1st human heart transplant performed by Dr Christian Barnard in South Africa.
1989: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over.
2012: At least 475 people are killed after Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines.
1848: Franz Joseph I becomes Emperor of Austria.
1908: Puyi becomes Emperor of China at the age of two.
1939: New York City’s LaGuardia Airport opens.
1970: The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
2016: Thirty-six people die in a fire at a converted Oakland, California, warehouse serving as an artist collective.
1822: Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.
1913: Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford.
1955: Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.
1958: The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago kills 92 children and three nuns.
1988: Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan).
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