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1701 – French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac established Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, which later grew into the city of .
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1783 – The Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti and the Russian Empire signed the , establishing Georgia as a Treaty of Georgievsk protectorate of Russia.
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1847 – led the first group of Brigham Young Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley of Utah, at the time a part of Mexico.
1910 – Ottoman forces captured the city of Shkodër, ending the .
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1911 – In the Peruvian Andes, American explorer Hiram Bingham re-discovered , then thought to be the " Machu Picchu Lost City of the Incas".
1915 – The passenger ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the SS Eastland Chicago River, killing 844 passengers and crew, the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
1927 – The Menin Gate war memorial in Ypres, Belgium, marking the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line during World War I, was unveiled.
1929 – The , an international treaty renouncing war as an instrument of Kellogg–Briand Pact foreign policy, went into effect.
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1938 – A combined German–Austrian team became the first team to climb the north face of the , one of the six Eiger great north faces of the Alps.
1943 – Second World War: RAF Bomber Command began , the Operation Gomorrah strategic bombing of Hamburg, Germany, eventually killing at least 50,000 and leaving over a million others homeless.
1963 – , a replica fishing Bluenose II schooner and major Canadian symbol, was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
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1977 – The , a short border war between the two nations, ended after the combatants agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Algeria.
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1991 – The government of and his finance minister P. V. Narasimha Rao Manmohan Singh introduced reforms that began the ongoing .
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2001 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Fourteen members of the Black Tigers squadron of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam carried out , destroying eight military aircraft and three passenger jets.
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2001 – , the last Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, was sworn in as prime minister of Bulgaria, becoming one of the first monarchs in history to regain political power through a democratic election to a different office.
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2002 – Having been convicted of accepting bribes, income tax evasion, and racketeering, was expelled from the James Traficant United States House of Representatives.
2007 – The Libyan government who were charged with conspiring to deliberately infect over 400 children with extradited six foreign medical workers HIV in 1998.
2013 – A Spanish high-speed train at derailed Santiago de Compostela; 79 died and around 140 were injured.
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Battle of Harlaw monument
1411 – Scottish clansmen led by Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles, and Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, fought the Battle of Harlaw (monument pictured) near Inverurie, Scotland.
1980 – The Australian swimming team, nicknamed the , won Quietly Confident Quartet at the the men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay Moscow Olympics.
2009 – , declared to be carrying a cargo of MV Arctic Sea timber, was allegedly boarded by hijackers off the coast of Sweden in an incident that remains incompletely explained. 2014 – Fifty minutes after departing Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, disappeared from radar; its wreckage was found the next day in Mali, with no survivors of the 116 people aboard. Air Algérie Flight 5017