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Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg
Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima
in Independence Day Azerbaijan ( 1991),
Unclear when this is celebrated
1009 – Under orders from the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, the , a Christian church now within the walled Church of the Holy Sepulchre Old City of Jerusalem, was destroyed.
lots of CN tags
1016 – Danish forces led by Canute the Great decisively defeated Edmund Ironside in the , gaining control over most of the Battle of Assandun Kingdom of England.
1386 – A special Pontifical High Mass in the Church of the Holy Spirit commemorated the opening of , the Heidelberg University oldest university in Germany.
1540 – An expedition led by Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto destroyed the fortified village of Mabila in what is now the U.S. state of Alabama, killing Chief in the process.
Tuskaloosa unreferenced section
1561 – Sengoku period: The Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima (depicted), one of the most famous in Japanese history, was fought in present-day Nagano Prefecture.
Article doesn't specify when fourth battle took place.
1851 – , a novel by American writer Moby-Dick Herman Melville, was first published as The Whale in London.
plot summary too long
1922 – The was incorporated by a consortium to establish a network of radio transmitters to provide a national broadcasting service in the United Kingdom.
British Broadcasting Company needs footnotes, original research
1929 – In the , the Persons Case Judicial Committee of the Privy Council decided that women were eligible to sit in the Senate of Canada.
Too much uncited
1945 – Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón married popular actress Eva Duarte, better known as .
Evita unreferenced sections
1954 – The first commercial , the transistor radio Regency TR-1, was introduced in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Too much unreferenced
1977 – Various Red Army Faction members died in prison, officially by suicide, ending the crisis.
German Autumn needs more footnotes
2004 – SPDC Chairman Senior General Than Shwe announced that Burmese Prime Minister was "permitted to retire on health grounds", but then had him arrested.
Khin Nyunt refimprove section
2007 – on a motorcade carrying former Prime Minister of Pakistan A suicide attack Benazir Bhutto in Karachi caused at least 130 deaths and 450 injuries.
Feast day of (Christianity);
Saint Luke referncing issues
320 – , one of the last great Pappus of Alexandria Greek mathematicians of antiquity, observed an eclipse that allowed historians to calculate the approximate dates of his life.
1081 – Byzantine–Norman wars: Robert Guiscard led an invasion of the Byzantine Empire, capturing Dyrrhachium in present-day Albania.
1356 – The most significant earthquake to have occurred in Central Europe in recorded history destroyed Basel, Switzerland.
1587 – Filipino sailors disembarked from the Manila galleon Nuestra Señora de Buena Esperanza in what is now Morro Bay, California, the . first documented instance of Asians in the Americas
1775 – American Revolutionary War: In an act of retaliation against ports that supported Patriot activities in the early stages of the war, the Royal Navy what is now destroyed Portland, Maine.
1963 – The first cat in space, later known as , launched aboard a French Félicette Véronique rocket.
1967 – The Soviet space probe became the first spacecraft to perform direct Venera 4 analysis of the environment of another planet ( in situ Venus). Born/died this day: | |b|1587| Lady Mary Wroth |d|1646| Isaac Jogues |d|1678| Jacob Jordaens |b|1706| Baldassare Galuppi |d|1744| Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough |d|1893| Lucy Stone |bd|1874; 1933| Christine Murrell |b|1921| Jesse Helms |b|1984 Freida Pinto
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