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1687 Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Empire was defeated by Charles of Lorraine.
1765 The Treaty of Allahabad was signed marking the start of Company rule in India.
1793 Following the split of the former département of Rhône-et-Loire, the Rhône and Loire départments were created.
1851 On this day, Isaac Singer received a patent for his sewing machine.
1898 The Spanish-American War came to an end with the Armistice.
1898 In an elaborate annexation ceremony, the Hawaiian flag was lowered from ?Iolani Palace. It was with the flag of the United States. This signified the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawaii to the United States.
1914 World War I: On this day, the United Kingdom declared war on Austria-Hungary.
1944 At least 560 people were massacred by the Waffen-SS troops in Sant'Anna di Stazzema.
1953 Between 445 and 800 people were killed when a 7.2 Ms Ionian earthquake struck the southern Ionian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme).
1964 Due to South Africa's racist policies, the country was banned from the Olympic Games.
1976 The Tel al-Zaatar massacre, which took place on this day, claimed the lives of between 1,000 and 3,500 Palestinians.
1977 The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise took place on this day.
1977 Less than a month after the United National Party came to power, the 1977 riots in Sri Lanka began. Over 300 Tamils were killed in the riots, which riots targeted the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people.
1978 Japan and the People's Republic of China signed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship.
1980 The Montevideo Treaty was signed on this day. It established the Latin American Integration Association.
1981 The IBM Personal Computer was released on this day.
1985 At least 520 people were killed when Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashed into Osutaka ridge in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.
2005 An LTTE sniper fatally shot Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, at his home.
2015 At least 145 people were killed and around 800 injured in China in two massive explosions.
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