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1098 - Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seized Antioch, Turkey.

1539 - Hernando De Soto claimed Florida for Spain.

1784 - The United States Congress created the United States Army.

1918 - The Finnish Parliament ratified its treaty with Germany.

1923 - In Italy, Benito Mussolini granted women the right to vote.

1928 - Manchurian warlord Chian Tso-Lin died as a result of a bomb blast set off by the Japanese.

1937 - The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson.

1938 - The German Reich voted to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."

1940 - German bombed Paris, killing 254 people.


1965 - Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule.

1989 - Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini died.

1989 - Chinese army troops positioned themselves to began a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square.

1999 - Slobodan Milosevic's government accepted an international peace plan concerning Kosovo. NATO announced that airstrikes would continue until 40,000 Serb forces were withdrawn from Kosovo. 

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