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1099 - Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders.

1410 - Poles and Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic knights at Tannenburg, Prussia.

1685 - The Duke of Monmouth was executed in Tower Hill in England, after his army was defeated at Sedgemore.

1788 - Louis XVI jailed 12 deputies who protested new judicial reforms.

1789 - The electors of Paris set up a "Commune" to live without the authority of the government.

1813 - Napoleon Bonaparte's representatives met with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.

1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.

1940 - Robert Wadlow died at the age of 22. At that time he was 8 feet, 11-1/10 inches tall and weighed 439 pounds.

1965 - The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars.

 

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