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238- Gordian I -and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.

871- Æthelred of Wessex -defeats a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.

1508- Ferdinand II of Aragon -commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire.

1621-The Pilgrim (Plymouth Colony)|Pilgrims -of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoag (tribe)|Wampanoags.

1622- Indian massacre of 1622|Jamestown massacre -Algonquian peoples|Algonquian Indians kill 347 England|English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, during the Anglo-Powhatan Wars|Second Anglo-Powhatan War.

1630-The Massachusetts Bay Colony -outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.

1638- Anne Hutchinson -is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.

1713-The Tuscarora War -comes to an end with the fall of Fort Neoheroka, effectively opening up the interior of North Carolina to European colonization.

1739- Nadir Shah -occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.

1765-The Parliament of Great Britain|British Parliament -passes the Stamp Act 1765|Stamp Act that introduces a tax to be levied directly on its British colonization of the Americas|American colonies.

1784-The Emerald Buddha -is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

1829-In the London Protocol (1829)|London Protocol -the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, Bourbon Restoration|France and Russian Empire|Russia) establish the borders of Greece.

1849-The Austrian Empire|Austrians -defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia|Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara (1849)|Battle of Novara.

1871-In North Carolina -William Woods Holden becomes the first Governor (United States)|governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.

1872- Illinois -becomes the first state to require sexual equality in employment

1873-A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico -to abolish slavery.

1894-The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup -starts.

1906-The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes -in Paris

1916-The last Emperor of China -Yuan Shikai, abdicates the throne and the Republic of China is restored.

1920-Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs Shushi Massacres|attacked -the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).

1939- World War II -Germany takes Klaipėda Region|Memel from Lithuania.

1942-World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea -the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.

1943-World War II: the entire population of Khatyn massacre|Khatyn -in Belarus is burnt alive by Germany|German occupation forces.

1945-The Arab League -is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.

1954-Closed since 1939 -the London bullion market reopens.

1960- Arthur Leonard Schawlow -and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser

1963- The Beatles -{'}} first album, ''Please Please Me'', is released in the United Kingdom.

1972-The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment -to the states for ratification.

1972-In Eisenstadt v. Baird -the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives.

1975-A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant -in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.

1978- Karl Wallenda -of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1982- NASA -s Space Shuttle ''Space Shuttle Columbia|Columbia'', is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.

1984-Teachers at the McMartin preschool trial|McMartin preschool -in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.

1989- Clint Malarchuk -of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player's skate accidentally slits his throat.

1992- USAir Flight 405 -crashes shortly after takeoff from New York City's LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.

1992- Fall of communism in Albania -The Democratic Party of Albania wins a decisive majority in the Albanian parliamentary election, 1992|parliamentary election.

1993-The Intel Corporation -ships the first Pentium (brand)|Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ Instructions per second|MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.

1995- Astronaut|Cosmonaut -Valeriy Polyakov returns to earth after setting a record of 438 days in outer space|space.

1997- Tara Lipinski -age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Championships|World Figure Skating Champion.

1997-The Comet Hale-Bopp -has its closest approach to Earth.

2004- Ahmed Yassin -co-founder and leader of the Palestinian people|Palestinian Sunni Islamist group Hamas, two bodyguards, and nine civilian bystanders are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired AGM-114 Hellfire|Hellfire missiles.

2006-Three Christian Peacemaker Team -hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the murder of their colleague, American Tom Fox (activist)|Tom Fox.

2013-At least 37 people are killed and 200 are injured after a 2013 Thailand refugee camp fire|fire destroys -a camp containing Burma|Burmese refugees near Ban Mae, Thailand.

2014-At least 35 people die in Balochistan -Pakistan, in a Hub bus-tanker crash|collision between a petrol tanker and two buses.

2014-Forty-three people are killed in a 2014 Oso mudslide|mudflow -near Oso, Washington.

2014- Turtle Canyon -is opened in Newport, Kentucky.