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215 - [[Temple of Venus Erycina|A temple]] -is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman Empire|Roman defeat at Battle of Lake Trasimene|Lake Trasimene.

599 - [[Scroll Serpent|Uneh Chan]] -of Calakmul attacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico, defeating queen Yohl Ik'nal and sacking the city.

711 - [[Dagobert III]] -is crowned King of the Franks.

1014 - [[Battle of Clontarf]] -Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle.

1016 - [[Edmund Ironside]] -succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England.

1343 - [[St. George's Night Uprising]] -commences in the Danish Estonia#Duchy of Estonia|Duchy of Estonia.

1348 - [[Order of the Garter]] -by King Edward III of England|Edward III is announced on Saint George|St. George's Day.

1516 - [[Reinheitsgebot]] -(regarding the ingredients of beer) is signed in Ingolstadt.

1521 - [[Battle of Villalar]] -Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|King Charles I of Spain defeats the Revolt of the Comuneros|Comuneros.

1635 - [[Boston Latin School]] -is founded in Boston.

1655 - [[Siege of Santo Domingo (1655)|Siege of Santo Domingo]] -begins during the Anglo-Spanish War (1654–60)|Anglo-Spanish War, and fails seven days later.

1660 - [[Treaty of Oliva]] -is established between Sweden and Poland.

1661 - [[Charles II of England]] -Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1815 - [[Second Serbian Uprising|The Second Serbian Uprising]] -A second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire.

1910 - [[President of the United States|American President]] -Theodore Roosevelt makes his "The Man in the Arena" speech.

1914 - [[baseball]] -game at History of Wrigley Field|Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago.

1918 - [[World War I]] -The Royal Navy|British Royal Navy makes a Zeebrugge Raid|raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgium|Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge.

1920 - [[Grand National Assembly of Turkey]] -(TBMM) is founded in Ankara, Turkey. It denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces the preparation of a Turkish Constitution of 1921|temporary constitution.

1927 - [[Cardiff City]] -defeat Arsenal F.C.|Arsenal in the 1927 FA Cup Final|FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England.

1932 - [[De Adriaan, Haarlem|De Adriaan]] -Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later.

1935 - [[Polish Constitution of 1935]] -is adopted.

1940 - [[Rhythm Club fire]] -at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people.

1941 - [[World War II]] -The Greek government and George II of Greece|King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht.

1945 - [[Adolf Hitler]] -s designated successor Hermann Göring sends him Göring Telegram|a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.

1946 - [[Manuel Roxas]] -is elected the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

1949 - [[Chinese Civil War]] -Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy.

1951 - [[William N. Oatis]] -is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.

1955 - [[Canadian Labour Congress]] -is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.

1961 - [[Algiers putsch]] -by French generals.

1967 - [[Soviet space program]] -Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City Columbia University protests of 1968|take over administration buildings and shut down the university.

1971 - [[Bangladesh Liberation War]] -The Pakistan Army and Razakars (Pakistan)|Razakars Jathibhanga massacre|massacre approximately 3,000 Hinduism|Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

1985 - [[Coca-Cola]] -changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.

1990 - [[Namibia]] -becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

1993 - [[Eritrea]] -s vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.

1993 - [[Sri Lanka]] -politician Lalith Athulathmudali is Assassination of Lalith Athulathmudali|assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately four weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province, Sri Lanka|Western Province.

1997 - [[Omaria massacre]] -in Algeria: Forty-two villagers are killed.

2005 - [[YouTube]] -video uploaded, titled "Me at the zoo".

2013 - [[2013 Hawija clashes|violence breaks]] -out in Hawija, Iraq.

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