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The House of Gonzaga seized power in the Duchy of Mantua, beginning a dynasty that would rule for 380 years, today (1328). Also, 17 people were killed when British cavalry charged protesters calling for election reform at St. Peter’s Field in Manchester, England (1819), President John Tyler vetoed a bill authorizing the Second Bank of the United States, triggering the largest riot on the White House grounds in U.S. history (1841), President James Buchanan inaugurated a new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria (1858), the Tuscan National Assembly deposed the House of Habsburg-Lorraine (1859), Gregorio Luperón raised the Dominican flag in Santo Domingo, starting the Dominican Restoration War (1863), Manilla’s Basilica of San Sebastian, the first all-steel church in Asia, was consecrated (1891), Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack, and Dawson Charlie found gold in a tributary of Canada’s Klondike River, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (1896), 3886 people died as a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck Valparaíso, Chile (1906), Tōhoku Imperial University became Japan’s first university to admit women (1913), the Dole Air Race from Oakland to Honolulu began, in which six of the eight competing planes would crash or be lost at sea (1927), rioting erupted between Arabs and Jews in Palestine that would last seven days and leave 249 dead (1929), Ub Iwerks released the first color sound cartoon, titled Fiddlesticks, on the same day the first British Empire Games, now the Commonwealth Games, opened in Hamilton, Ontario (1930), tension between India’s Hindus and Muslims erupted into three days of rioting in Kolkata that would leave over 4000 dead (1946), Sports Illustrated premiered (1954), Cyprus gained independence (1960), eight years after the de facto transfer, the French Parliament ratified a treaty officially ceding sovereignty in French India (1962), a U.S.-backed coup d’état replaced Duong Van Minh with General Nguyen Khanh as President of South Vietnam (1964), 50 people were arrested outside the Capitol as antiwar demonstrators protested the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the Vietnam War (1966), punk rock pioneers the Ramones played their first show in a local New York club (1974), a solar flare triggered a geomagnetic storm that shut down the Toronto Stock Exchange (1989), China passed Japan as the world’s second largest economy (2010), 34 people were killed as South African police opened fire on striking miners near Rustenburg (2012), and at least 116 people died when the ferry MV St. Thomas Aquinas struck the cargo ship MV Sulpicio Express Siete and sank in the Philippines’ Cebu Strait (2013). And at least 96 people were killed when the Syrian Air Force bombed the rebel-held town of Douma (2015).


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