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Henry the Lion founded the city of Munich today (1158). Also, Prince Louis of France captured the city of Winchester during England’s First Barons’ War (1216), 8-year-old prince Zhao Shi was crowned Emperor Duanzong, the penultimate leader of China’s Song Dynasty, while in exile in Fuzon during the Mongol Invasion of China (1276), Trần Dynasty prince Trần Quang Khải turned back the Second Mongol Invasion of Vietnam, destroying the enemy fleet at Chương Dương (1285), as other rebels captured the Tower of London, Richard II met the leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt at Blackheath (1381), the Continental Congress established the Continental Army, considered the birthday of the U.S. Army (1775), and chose the Stars and Stripes as the U.S. Flag (1777), William Bligh and 18 other survivors of the Mutiny on the Bounty reached Timor after a 4600-mile journey in an open boat, on the same day Elijah Craig first distilled whiskey from corn in Bourbon County, Kentucky (1789), Charles Babbage presented his paper “Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables” to the Royal Astronomical Society (1822), the first Henley Royal Regatta was held (1839), Canada legalized trade unions (1872), Hawaii became a U.S. territory (1900), Norway guaranteed women the right to vote (1907), John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown left Newfoundland on the first non-stop transatlantic flight (1919), Pennsylvania designated Flag Day as a state holiday, the first and only state to do so (1937), the Soviet Union began mass deportations from Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia (1941), Albert II became the first monkey to fly into space, but died when the V2 rocket’s parachute failed (1947), the U.S. Census Bureau dedicated UNIVAC I (1951), President Dwight Eisenhower signed the law adding the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance (1954), the Disneyland Monorail System opened in Anaheim, California (1959), the European Space Research Organisation, now the European Space Agency, was founded in Paris (1962), the Vatican abolished the 409-year-old Index Librorum Prohibitorum or “Index of Forbidden Books” (1966), NASA launched Mariner 5 toward Venus, on the same day China tested their first hydrogen bomb (1967), Argentine forces in Stanley surrendered to the British, ending the Falklands War (1982), 200 people were arrested as Vancouver fans rioted after the Canucks lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the New York Rangers (1994), near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN passed within 75,000 miles of Earth, one-third the distance to the Moon (2002), 49 soldiers and air crew were killed when separatists shot down a Ukrainian Air Force troop carrier on approach at Luhansk International Airport (2014), and over 6500 acres burned in the Sockeye wildfire near Willow, Alaska (2015). And Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot while practicing for a charity baseball game, on the same day 72 people died when a fire swept through the Grenfell Tower public housing apartments in London (2017).
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