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- 1000 – The foondation o the Hungarian state bi Saunt Stephen, celebratit as a Naitional Day in Hungary.
- 1866 – Preses Andrew Johnson (picturt) formally declares the American Ceevil War ower.
- 1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam, a record that stuid for 75 years till it wis braken bi Alex Rodriguez.
- 1940 – In Mexico Ceety, Mexico exiled Roushie revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally woundit wi an ice aix bi Ramón Mercader. He dees the next day.
- 1977 – Voyager programme: NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft.