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1092 – in Lincoln Cathedral Lincolnshire, England, was consecrated.
1662 – The figure who later became Mr. Punch of the show made his first recorded appearance in England.
Punch and Judy refimprove section
1671 – Irish-born Colonel was caught trying to steal the Thomas Blood English Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
1837 – The first was held in New York City.
Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women missing page numbers
1873 – : The Panic of 1873 Vienna Stock Exchange crashed, following two years of overexpansion in the German and Austro-Hungarian economies.
1877 – Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister made a speech in Mihail Kogălniceanu Parliament that declared Romania was discarding Ottoman suzerainty.
1904 – On a trip from Plymouth to London Paddington, the reputedly became the first City of Truro steam locomotive in Europe to travel in excess of 100 mph ( 160 km/h), although this was not verified by physical recording of speed.
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1946 – Italian King abdicated, hoping to influence the vote on a Victor Emmanuel III referendum to decide whether Italy should retain the monarchy or become a republic.
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1949 – became Rainier III Prince of Monaco, beginning a 56-year reign, which would make him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century.
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1950 – French Foreign Minister presented Robert Schuman a proposal to place France's and West Germany's coal and steel industries under joint management, eventually leading to the founding of the European Union.
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1950 – by Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health L. Ron Hubbard was first published, describing his self-improvement techniques known as Dianetics, which later became part of the wider subject of Scientology.
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1955 – , the first and most famous Kermit the Frog Muppet by Jim Henson, made his debut on the television show .
Sam and Friends unref section
1980 – MV collided with the Summit Venture spanning Sunshine Skyway Bridge Tampa Bay, collapsing the main span of the southbound bridge, which resulted in 35 deaths.
2004 – , the first Akhmad Kadyrov President of the Chechen Republic, and about 30 others were killed by a bomb during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale missing page numbers
Billy Joel refimprove section
in various Eastern European countries ( Victory Day 1945);
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328 – took office as Athanasius Patriarch of Alexandria.
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1901 – The first opened in the Parliament of Australia Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, exactly 26 years before it moved to Canberra's Provisional Parliament House, and exactly 87 years before it moved into the Parliament House also in Canberra.
Numerous missing citations
1915 – World : British forces launched the War I , an offensive on the Battle of Aubers Western Front, as part of the larger .
Second Battle of Artois Date not cited in article
2018 – The Barisan Nasional coalition, which had governed Malaysia since independence in 1957, .
was voted out of power Orange tag for section with no citations
1864 – Second Schleswig War: The Battle of Heligoland (depicted), the last naval engagement fought by squadrons of wooden ships, took place between the Danish and Austro-Prussian fleets.
1918 – First World War: Germany repelled Britain's the Belgian port of second attempt to blockade Ostend.
1960 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would approve the use of Searle's Enovid, the first . combined oral contraceptive pill
1961 – In a speech to U.S. broadcasters, FCC chairman Newton Minow described commercial television programming as " ". a vast wasteland
1964 – , a younger brother and the confidant of Ngô Đình Cẩn South Vietnam's first president, Ngô Đình Diệm, was executed by Nguyễn Khánh's military junta.
1979 – Prominent Iranian Jew was executed after having been convicted by a Habib Elghanian revolutionary tribunal of various charges, triggering a mass exodus of Jews from Iran.
1992 – An underground methane explosion occurred at the in Westray Mine Plymouth, Nova Scotia, killing all 26 Canadian coal miners who were working at the time.
2005 – Pope Benedict XVI the began beatification process for his predecessor Pope John Paul II, waiving the standard five years required after the nominee's death.
2012 – The pilots of a Sukhoi Superjet, ignoring alerts from the terrain warning system, into crashed the aircraft Mount Salak in Indonesia, resulting in the deaths of all 45 people on board. Born/died this day: | |d|893| Shi Pu |b|1540| Maharana Pratap |d|1657| William Bradford |b|1746| Gaspard Monge |d|1791| Francis Hopkinson |b|1836| Ferdinand Monoyer |b|1892| Zita of Bourbon-Parma |b|1909| Hilde Levi |d|1915| Anthony Wilding |d|1980| Kate Molale |d|2008 Nuala O'Faolain
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