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1595 - Henry IV's army defeated the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise.

1827 - Athens fell to the Ottomans.

1924 - Ernst F. W. Alexanderson transmitted the first facsimile message across the Atlantic Ocean.

1940 - During World War II, the Battle of France began when Germany began an offensive in Southern France.

1944 - The first B-29 bombing raid hit the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand.

1956 - Premier Nikita Khrushchev denounced Josef Stalin to the Soviet Communist Party Congress.

1967 - The Six Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan began.

1975 - Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to international shipping, eight years after it was closed because of the 1967 war with Israel.


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