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Gregory XIII announced the modern calendar that bears his name today (1582). Also, Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo premiered as one of the first known operas (1607), as did George Frideric Handel’s Rinaldo, the first Italian opera written for the London stage (1711), the U.S. Supreme Court established the practice of judicial review in Marbury v. Madison (1803), the Treaty of Yandaboo ended the First Burmese War (1826), French King Louis-Philippe abdicated (1848), 102 passengers and crew died as the SS Gothenburg sank on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia (1875), Estonia declared independence (1918), antiaircraft batteries fired at still-unidentified targets in the Battle of Los Angeles (1942), Prime Minister Ahmed Maher Pasha was assassinated in the Egyptian Parliament, minutes after declaring war against the Axis Powers (1945), Cuba’s constitution took effect (1976), 16 people died as a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Athens, Greece (1981), 2 people were killed as 12 wounded when a gunman opened fire at the 49th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles (1984), 9 passengers died when the fuselage of United Airlines Flight 811 tore open near Honolulu (1989), Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a state of emergency, claiming communist insurgents were about to stage a coup d’état (2006), Cuban President Fidel Castro retired after 50 years in power (2008), Simeon Nikolov Dimitrov chose the name Neophyte upon being elected Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (2013), and 1 train engineer died and 34 passengers were injured when a train struck a stalled pick-up truck in Oxnard, California (2015). And 23 people died when Tara Air Flight 193 crashed in Nepal (2016).


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