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Theoderic the Great dies of dysentery, leaving his daughter Amalasuntha to act as regent for her 10-year-old son Athalaric, today (526). Also, Ram Das became the Fourth Sikh Guru (1574), Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japan’s first shogun, left his home province and occupied the castle in what is now Tokyo, prompting the Japanese proverb “Ieyasu won the Empire by retreating” (1590), the city of Melbourne, Australia was founded (1835), as was the city of Houston, Texas (1836), Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discovered the Arctic Sea archipelago of Franz Joseph Land (1873), Charles Walcott discovered the Burgess Shale Fossil Field (1909), Fanny Kaplan shot and wounded Vladimir Lenin, prompting the Red Terror (1918), the post-war Allied Control Council began governing Germany (1945), the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opened (1956), the Washington-Moscow “Hot Line” began operation (1963), Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first black Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1967), 153 passengers died as the Belgrade–Dortmund express train derailed at Zagreb (1974), the People’s Mujahedin of Iran assassinated President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar (1981), NATO began Operation Deliberate Force against Serbian forces in Bosnia (1995), citizens of East Timor voted for independence (1999), and 9 Russian sailors died when the decommissioned submarine K-159 sank while being towed across the Barents Sea (2003). And Lesotho’s Prime Minister Tom Thabane briefly fled to South Africa during an alleged coup that led to the election of opposition party leader Pakalitha Mosisili (2014).


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