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Bust of Béla I of Hungary
The failed Vanguard TV-3 now in a museum
Flag of the Australian Capital Territory
Blast cloud from the Halifax Explosion
Vanguard rocket explosion
Constitution Day refimprove section, expansion up the wazoo
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women uncited statements
1534 – Over 200 Spanish settlers led by conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar founded what is now , Ecuador.
Quito unreferenced/refimprove sections, lots of CN tags (12)
1922 – Per the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed exactly one year previous, establishing the , the first independent Irish state to be recognised by the British government.
Irish Free State refimprove
1953 – Vladimir Nabokov completed his controversial novel five years after starting it.
Lolita original research
1969 – The was held in California, an event marred by considerable violence, including one homicide and three accidental deaths.
Altamont Free Concert refimprove
1995 – crashed into Khabarovsk United Air Group Flight 3949 Bo-Dzhausa Mountain in Russia, killing all ninety-eight people aboard.
2005 – Members of the People's Armed Police several people in shot and killed Dongzhou, Guangdong, China, who were protesting government plans to build a new power plant.
1060 – was crowned Béla I King of Hungary in Székesfehérvár.
1240 – After days of bombardment, Mongol invaders under Batu Khan of breached the walls Kiev and plundered the city, slaughtering its inhabitants.
1847 – Mexican–American War: American and Mexican forces clashed at the , a series of skirmishes near Battle of San Pasqual San Diego, California.
1865 – Slavery in the United States was officially abolished when the to the Thirteenth Amendment U.S. Constitution was ratified.
1904 – President Theodore Roosevelt announced the to the Roosevelt Corollary Monroe Doctrine, justifying the exercise of "international police power" by the U.S. in the Western Hemisphere.
1912 – The , listed among the "Top 10 Plundered Artifacts" by Nefertiti Bust magazine, was found in Time Amarna, Egypt, before being taken to Germany.
1917 – A ship in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, carrying TNT and picric acid caught fire after a collision with another ship and the caused second-largest man-made accidental explosion in history.
1917 – World War I: became the first American USS Jacob Jones destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it was torpedoed by German submarine SM . U-53
1928 – At the behest of the United States, the Colombian Army a month-long strike by violently suppressed United Fruit Company workers.
1942 – The Holocaust: Members of German Ordnungspolizei 31 people in massacred occupied Poland for helping Jews.
1956 – At the Melbourne Olympics, 14-year-old swimmer became the youngest Australian to win an Olympic gold medal. Sandra Morgan
1956 – In what became known as the at the "Blood in the Water" match Melbourne Olympics, the Hungarian water polo team defeated the USSR 4–0 against the background of the Hungarian Revolution.
1957 – The first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite failed with on the an explosion launch pad at Cape Canaveral.
1967 – American physician and his team performed the world's first pediatric Adrian Kantrowitz heart transplant at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City.
1975 – Four members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army in a house on Balcombe Street in London, surrendering six days later. took two people hostage
1982 – The Irish National Liberation Army a time bomb in exploded Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven British Army soldiers and six civilians.
1988 – The Australian Capital Territory self-government. was granted
1989 – Claiming to be "fighting feminism", 25-year-old Marc Lépine before committing suicide at the killed fourteen women École Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada.
1990 – An Italian Air Force military jet, abandoned by its pilot after an on-board fire, near crashed into a high school Bologna, killing 12 students and injuring 88 other people.
1992 – The Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, India, was by Hindu demolished , who believed that it was built on the birthplace of Kar Sevaks Rama.
1999 – The Recording Industry Association of America filed a lawsuit against the peer-to-peer file sharing network , alleging that the service facilitated widespread Napster copyright infringement.
2005 – An Iranian Lockheed transport aircraft C-130 in a residential area of crashed into a ten-floor apartment building Tehran, killing over 100 people. Born/died: | |d|1562| Jan van Scorel |b|1685| Marie Adélaïde of Savoy |d|1718| Nicholas Rowe |b|1812| Robert Spear Hudson |b|1827| William Arnott |b|1841| George H. D. Gossip |b|1848| Johann Palisa |b|1853| Hara Prasad Shastri |d|1949| Mary Margaret O'Reilly |b|1959| Satoru Iwata |d|2005 Devan Nair
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Aerial view of Camp X