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0527 - Justinianus became the emperor of Byzantium.

1572 - The Sea Beggars under Guillaume de la Marck landed in Holland and captured the small town of Briel.

1578 - William Harvey of England discovered blood circulation.

1748 - The ruins of Pompeii were found.

1793 - In Japan, the volcano Unsen erupted killing about 53,000.

1826 - Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine.

1867 - The International Exhibition opened in Paris.

1881 - Anti-Jewish riots took place in Jerusalem.

1891 - The London-Paris telephone connection opened.

1905 - Paris and Berlin were linked by telephone.

 

1924 - Adolf Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for high treason in relation to the "Beer Hall Putsch."

1929 - Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo.

1933 - Nazi Germany began the persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses.

1938 - The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps were introduced.

1939 - The U.S. recognized the Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war.

1952 - The Big Bang theory was proposed in "Physical Review" by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow.

1960 - France exploded 2 atom bombs in the Sahara Desert.

1976 - Apple Computer began operations.

1979 - Iran was proclaimed to be an Islamic Republic by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini after the fall of the Shah.

1991 - Iran released British hostage Roger Cooper after 5 years.

1991 - The Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved.

2001 - Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour standoff with the police at his Belgrade villa. 
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