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1026 - Conrad II was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope John XIX.

1799 - Napoleon captured Jaffa Palestine.

1793 - The Holy Roman Emperor formally declared war on France.

1854 - Charles III, duke of Parma, was attacked by an assassin. He died the next day.

1871 - The Paris Commune was formally set up.

1909 - Russian troops invaded Persia to support Muhammad Ali as shah in place of the constitutional government.

1917 - At the start of the battle of Gaza, the British cavalry withdrew when 17,000 Turks blocked their advance.

1937 - Spinach growers in Crystal City erected a statue of Popeye.

1938 - Herman Goering warned all Jews to leave Austria.

1942 - The Germans began sending Jews to Auschwitz in Poland.

1958 - The U.S. Army launched America's third successful satellite, Explorer III.

1973 - Women were allowed on the floor of the London Stock Exchange for the first time.

1989 - The first free elections took place in the Soviet Union. Boris Yeltsin was elected.

2000 - In Russia, acting President Vladimir Putin was elected president outright.
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