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Eight-month-old Constantine III was crowned co-emperor by his father Heraclius at Constantinople today (613). Also, the first Swiss Guards took their posts at the Vatican (1506), the Convention Parliament met to decide if James II, England’s last Roman Catholic monarch, abdicated when he went to France after being deposed by the Glorious Revolution (1689), Poles, Lithuanians, and Ruthenians began the January Uprising to regain the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Russia (1863), 139 British soldiers held the Rorke’s Drift fort against over 3000 Zulu warriors, a battle later memorialized in Cy Enfield’s film Zulu (1879), the Columbia Phonograph Company was founded (1889), as was the United Mine Workers of America (1890), Tsarist troops opened fire on unarmed protesters in St Petersburg’s Bloody Sunday (1905), 600 people died when a runaway train plunged into a canyon in Guadalajara, Mexico (1915), Ramsay MacDonald became the first Prime Minister from Britain’s Labour Party (1924), Teddy Wakelam offered soccer’s first live radio commentary for a match between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United (1927), the Central Intelligence Group, now the Central Intelligence Agency, was established (1946), George Metesky was arrested and charged with more than 30 incidents in the New York City “Mad Bomber” case (1957), 12 miners drowned when the Susquehanna River broke into the Knox Mine in Pennsylvania (1959), Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer signed the Élysée Treaty that signaled the modern era of Franco-German cooperation (1963), the Boeing 747 began the “jumbo jet” era with a flight from New York City to London (1970), the heads of government of the Commonwealth of Nations issued the landmark Singapore Declaration (1971), the U.S. Supreme Court adopted the three-trimester standard for reproductive freedom in Roe v. Wade (1973), the Apple Macintosh was introduced with the classic 1984 ad during Super Bowl XVIII (1984), Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer committed suicide on live TV during a press conference (1987), 19 people were killed when two suicide bombers attacked a military transit point at Beit Lid, Israel (1995), Kmart filed for bankruptcy (2002), and Evo Morales was inaugurated as the first president from Bolivia’s indigenous population (2006). And 88 people were killed when two car bombs exploded at the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq (2007).


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