Bastille Day in France (1789)
Festino of Saint Rosalia begins in Palermo, Italy
1789 – French Revolution: Parisians stormed the Bastille (pictured), freeing its inmates and taking the prison's large quantities of arms and ammunition.
1791 – The Priestley Riots began, in which Joseph Priestley and other religious Dissenters were driven out …
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relating to or characteristic of a traitor; treacherous
1863 – Four days of rioting began in New York City by opponents of new laws passed by the United States Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.
1878 – At the conclusion of the Congress of Berlin, the major powers in Europe signed the Treaty of …
Any political doctrine chosen to appeal to a majority of the electorate
927 – Æthelstan, King of England, secured the submission of four northern rulers: Constantine II of Scotland, Hywel Dda of Deheubarth, Ealdred of Bamburgh, and Owain ap Dyfnwal of Strathclyde
1843 – Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, proclaimed a revelation recommending polygamy.
1918 – An explosion in the ammunition …
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1804 – U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a duel (pistols pictured) in Weehawken, New Jersey.
1833 – Noongar warrior Yagan, wanted for leading attacks on white colonists in Western Australia, was killed, becoming a symbol of the unjust and sometimes brutal treatment of …
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1553 – Four days after the death of her predecessor, Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey (pictured) was officially proclaimed Queen of England, beginning her reign as "The Nine Days' Queen".
1806 – Indian sepoys mutinied against the East India Company at Vellore Fort, killing at least 100 British troops.
1940 – The Luftwaffe …
people engaged in a particular occupation
Independence Day in Argentina (1816)
1572 – Nineteen Catholic friars and clerics were hanged in Gorkum during the 16th-century religious wars in the Low Countries.
1868 – The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, including the Citizenship Clause and the Equal Protection Clause, was ratified by the minimum required twenty-eight states …
1663 – King Charles II of England granted John Clarke the Rhode Island Royal Charter, described by one historian as "the grandest instrument of human liberty ever constructed."
1879 – Led by George W. De Long, the ill-fated Jeannette Expedition departed San Francisco to reach the North Pole by pioneering a route …
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