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1156 - Battle at Brindisi: King Willem of Sicily beats Byzantine fleet
1521 - Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
1674 - German Parliament declares war on France
1901 - Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)
1918 - Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic
1919 - Armenia declares it's Independence
1936 - Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
1961 - Amnesty International was founded by London lawyer Peter Berenson. He read about the arrest of a group of students in Portugal then launched a one-year campaign to free them called Appeal for Amnesty. Today Amnesty International has members in 150 countries working to free prisoners of conscience, stop torture and the death penalty, and guarantee human rights for women.
1962 - US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
1998 - Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
2002 - NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2004 - The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
2007 - China's CSI 300 Stock Market Index rose above 4000 mark for the first time. It touched the peak of 4090.57. The CSI 300 was valued at 46 times earnings, maing it the most expensive market in the Asia-Pacific Region.
2008 - The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806). He became British prime minister at age 24 and served from 1783 to 1801 and again from 1804 to 1806.
All-around athlete Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) was born near Prague, Oklahoma. He won the pentathlon and decathlon events at the 1912 Olympic Games. .
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