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1420 – became governor of the Henry the Navigator Order of Christ, the Portuguese successor to the Knights Templar.
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1521 – The declared Protestant Reformer Diet of Worms Martin Luther an outlaw and a heretic, banning his literature, and requiring his arrest.
1659 – resigned as Richard Cromwell Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1895 – The was proclaimed in Taiwan, declaring independence from Republic of Formosa Qing China.
1914 – The British parliament passed the , establishing a Third Home Rule Act devolved government in Ireland.
1926 – Anarchist Sholom Schwartzbard assassinated , the head of the Paris-based Symon Petliura government-in-exile of the Ukrainian People's Republic.
1946 – , the Abdullah bin Husayn Emir of Transjordan, was proclaimed King of the renamed " Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan".
1953 – At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducted its only test.
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1955 – Englishmen Joe Brown and George Band became the first to climb , the Kangchenjunga third-highest mountain in the world, but stopped short of the summit as per a promise given to the Maharaja of Sikkim that the top would remain inviolate.
1963 – The was established.
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2000 – Israel from most of Lebanese territory, 22 years after withdrew its army its first invasion in 1978.
2002 – crashed in the China Airlines Flight 611 Taiwan Strait after breaking up in mid-air as a result of improper repairs made 22 years earlier, killing all 225 people on board.
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1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui let the invading Manchus pass through the , allowing them to capture Beijing, leading to the foundation of the Great Wall of China Qing dynasty.
1738 – King negotiated a cease-fire between the British colonies of George II of Great Britain Maryland and Pennsylvania, ending . Cresap's War
1782 – American Revolutionary War: Colonel William Crawford led to destroy enemy a failed expedition American Indian towns along the Sandusky River in the Ohio Country.
1816 – The English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge published one of his most famous poems, " ". Kubla Khan
1936 – Employees of the Remington Rand company began an , during which time the company executives developed the notorious " 11-month strike action Mohawk Valley formula" to intimidate the strikers.
1940 – Second World War: German troops captured Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, forcing British forces to evacuate via Dunkirk.
1961 – During a speech to a joint session of the United States Congress, U.S. president John F. Kennedy announced his support for the , with "the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth". Apollo space program
1979 – During takeoff from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, an engine detached from , causing a crash that killed 273 people, the deadliest aviation accident in United States history. American Airlines Flight 191
1979 – Six-year-old on his way to school in New York City, and later became one of the first missing children to have Etan Patz disappeared his picture featured on milk cartons.
2009 – North Korea and several other missile tests that were widely condemned by the conducted a nuclear test international community and led to sanctions from the United Nations Security Council.
2011 – The final episode of , the highest-rated daytime talk show in The Oprah Winfrey Show American television history, was broadcast.
2013 – Naxalite insurgents of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) of attacked a convoy Indian National Congress leaders in the state of Chhattisgarh, causing at least 27 deaths. Born/died: (d. 1607) | Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi (d. 1805) | Anna Maria Rückerschöld (b. 1818) | Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville (b. 1846) | Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (b. 1889) | Günther Lütjens (d. 1934) | Gustav Holst (b. 1939) | Ian McKellen (b. 1948) Bülent Arınç
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