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- 79 AD – The tradeetional date statit that Munt Vesuvius eruptit, in which the ceeties o Pompeii, Herculaneum, an Stabiae were buiried in volcanic ess.
- 1456 – The prentin o the Gutenberg Bible is completit.
- 1814 – Breetish truips invade Washington, D.C. an in the Birnin o Washington the White House, the Capitol an mony ither biggins are set ableize.
- 1944 – Warld War II: Allied truips begin the attack on Paris.
- 1954 – Getúlio Vargas (picturt), preses o Brazil, commits suicide an is succeedit bi João Café Filho.
Yasser Arafat (b. 1929) · Stephen Fry (b. 1957) · Richard Attenborough (d. 2014)