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England’s Edward IV was crowned today (1461), as was Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1519). Also, Guadeloupe became a French colony (1635), South Carolinians repelled a British invasion at Sullivan Island, an event commemorated as Carolina Day (1776), Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom (1838), the Paris Opera Ballet premiered Giselle (1841), Newcastle-upon-Tyne hosted the first conformation dog show (1859), the Anglo-French Convention set the boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone (1882), Labor Day became an official U.S. holiday (1894), El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua formed the short-lived Greater Republic of Central America, on the same day the Court of Private Land Claims denied James Reavis’ claim to the Barony of Arizona as “wholly fictitious and fraudulent” (1895), 58 miners died in a cave-in at the Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, Pennsylvania (1896), Congress passed the Spooner Act authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire land rights for the Panama Canal (1902), Gavrilo Princip assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, sparking World War I (1914), five years to the day before the Treaty of Versailles officially ended that war (1919), the Irish Civil War began with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin (1922), Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merged their companies into Mercedes Benz (1926), Yugoslavia was expelled from the Communist bloc, on the same day Dick Turpin became the first black British boxing champion of the modern era (1948), North Korean troops captured Seoul and murdered at least 100 people at the Seoul National University Hospital, on the same day South Korean troops began the Bodo League Massacre that would kill at least 100,000 suspected communist sympathizers (1950), workers began three days of protests in Poznań, Poland (1956), Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity (1964), New York City’s Stonewall Riots began the LGBT equality movement (1969), the U.S. Supreme Court barred racial quotas for college admissions in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978), 73 Islamic Republic Party leaders died in the Hafte Tir bombing in Tehran (1981), 3 people died in the partial collapse of Connecticut’s I-95 Mianus River Bridge (1983), the Constitution of Estonia was signed (1992), 7 people were killed when terrorists released sarin gas in the Tokyo subway (1995), the Constitution of the Ukraine was signed (1996), boxer Mike Tyson was disqualified after biting the ear of Evander Holyfield (1997), Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević was deported to stand trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (2001), President Manuel Zelaya was ousted by a local military coup after a failed request to hold a referendum to rewrite the Honduran Constitution (2009), and a unanimous United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 1991, extending the U.N. stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2011). And 42 people were killed when terrorists attacked Turkey’s Istanbul Atatürk Airport (2016).
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