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Reginar I of Hainault killed Zwentibold of Lotharingia in an uprising near the Dutch city of Susteren, today (900). Also, Hernán Cortés captured the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City (1521), John Calvin arrested Michael Servetus on charges of heresy (1553), Britain and the Netherlands signed the Convention of London, restoring Dutch colonies after the Napoleonic Wars (1814), over 25,000 people died as an earthquake estimated between 8.5 and 9.0 struck Arica, Peru and triggered tsunamis that reached Hawaii, Japan, and New Zealand (1868), Carl Gustav Witt discovered 433 Eros, the first near-earth asteroid to be found (1898), Harry Brearley produced Britain’s first stainless steel (1913), Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, on the same day Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, better known as BMW, became a publicly-owned corporation (1918), Pakistan’s national anthem, “Qaumī Tarāna,” was played for the first time on Radio Pakistan (1954), the Central African Republic declared independence (1960), East Germany closed the border between East and West Berlin (1961), after a three-week quarantine, the Apollo 11 astronauts received a ticker tape parade in New York City and a state dinner in Los Angeles, where President Richard Nixon awarded them the Medal of Freedom (1969), 5 workers died in a roof collapse of the uncompleted Rosemont Horizon, now Chicago’s Allstate Arena (1979), and the eyewall of Hurricane Charley battered Captiva Island and Florida’s southern Gulf coast with 150mph winds (2004). And the MV Sun Sea, carrying 492 Sri Lankan Tamils, docked in British Columbia (2010).

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