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1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.

1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute led to World War I.

1952 - Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.

1986 - Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996. 
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