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301 -  San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, founded by Saint Marinus 1939 - World War II: Britain…
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1192 - Sultan Saladin and King Richard the Lionheart of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade 1792 - September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging…
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1146 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time 1363 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang are…
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In 1640, English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland. In 1898, The Goodyear tire company is founded. In 1958, Michael Jackson was born. In 1994, British band Oasis…
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In 476 The fall of the Western Roman Empire was completed as Emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed by the German warrior Odoacer. In 1910 Montenegro proclaimed its independence from the Ottoman…
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1828 - Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks 1964 - Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke premieres in Los Angeles 1979…
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325 - The Council of Nicaea—the first ecumenical council of the Christian church, called by the emperor Constantine I—brought to an end the controversy of Arianism, concluding that God the…
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1926 - “The Great Lover,” motion-picture actor Rudolph Valentino, died suddenly at age 31, prompting widespread public grief from his fans. 1939 -Germany and the Soviet Union signed a nonaggression…
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1000: The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary. 1882: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow 1889: Labour…
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On this day in ... 1587 - Sigismund III is chosen to be the king of Poland 1883 - French fashion designer Coco Chanel—who, with her elegantly casual creations, ruled…
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1737 First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris 1926 Weather map televised for 1st time 1933 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's…
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1920 Polish troops commanded by Józef Piłsudski defeat the Soviets at the Battle of Warsaw (Miracle upon the Vistula) 1942 SS Ohio enters Grand Harbour of Malta - Malta was on…
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1893 France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test 1941 US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as…
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1624 Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII 1784 British parliament accepts East India Company Act 1784, bringing the East India Company's rule in India under the…
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1935 Nazi mass demonstration against German JewS 1943 German forces begin a six-day evacuation of the Italian island of Sicily, having been beaten back by the Allies, who invaded the…
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610 In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an 1675 King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the…
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48 BC Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt. 1898 Rudolf Diesel of Germany obtains patent #608,845 for…
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1914 WWI: Serbia declares war against Germany 1916 Malta's former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff was born 1937 Franco's artillery fires on Madrid 1937 US and USSR sign trade treaty 1945…
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1891 world's 1st traveler's cheques issued (American Express) 1900 In Russia, anti-Jewish riots spread from Odessa into other parts of the country 1914 Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina proclaim neutrality…
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879 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris 1914 WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany 1942 1st train with…
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1492 Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies" 1900 Firestone Tire and…
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1776 Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians) 1865 Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" 1880 British Parliament officially…
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1774 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state. 1780 Sweden declares neutrality 1914 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on…
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  1498 Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Trinidad on his third voyage 1879 The first cable connection between South Africa and Europe is laid by the British electrical engineer…
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1792 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot 1909 French…
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1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party 1967 The Doors score their first #1 hit with “Light My Fire” 1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon…
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In 1901 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro. In 1912 in the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base…
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In 2016 - Theresa May, the Conservative Party leader, became the second woman prime minister of the United Kingdom, replacing David Cameron, who resigned after the country voted to leave…
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In 2005 coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700. Three suicide bombings occurred on the London Underground. The…
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These are some of the anniversaries we celebrate today,  the 2nd of July. In 2005 10 Live 8 concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness…
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