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527 – Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.
1748– Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.
1918 – the Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).
1945 – U.S. troops landed on the Japanese island of Okinawa during World War II.
1952 – Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow.
1974– Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran.
1976– Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs found Apple Computer in the garage of Jobs’ parents house in Cupertino, California.
2001 – Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to make same-sex marriage legal. 

Film: 
1930– “The Blue Angel” starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany. 

Births & Deaths:
1984 – American entertainer Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father in Los Angeles.
1993 – Race car driver and owner Alan Kulwicki, who won the 1992 National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Winston Cup championship by one of the tightest margins in series history, is killed in a plane crash near. 

Music: 
2017 – Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm. 

Sport: 
1992– NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history. 

 Via Britannica / On This Day 

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