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|326||Emperor Constantine refuses to carry out traditional pagan sacrifices.|
|1394||Charles VI of France issues a decree for the general expulsion of Jews from France.|
|1564||Maximilian II becomes emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.|
|1587||Hideyoshi bans Christianity in Japan and orders all Christians to leave.|
|1759||British forces defeat a French army at Fort Niagara in Canada.|
|1799||On his way back from Syria, Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Ottomans at Aboukir, Egypt.|
|1814||British and American forces fight each other to a standoff at Lundy’s Lane, Canada.|
|1845||China grants Belgium equal trading rights with Britain, France and the United States.|
|1867||President Andrew Johnson signs an act creating the territory of Wyoming.|
|1850||Gold is discovered in the Rogue River in Oregon, extending the quest for gold up the Pacific coast.|
|1861||The Crittenden Resolution, calling for the American Civil War to be fought to preserve the Union and not for slavery, is passed by Congress.|
|1894||Japanese forces sink the British steamer Kowshing which was bringing Chinese reinforcements to Korea.|
|1909||French aviator Louis Bleriot becomes the first man to fly across the English Channel in an airplane.|
|1914||Russia declares that it will act to protect Serbian sovereignty.|
|1924||Greece announces the deportation of 50,000 Armenians.|
|1934||Austrian chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss is shot and killed by Nazis.|
|1941||The U.S. government freezes Japanese and Chinese assets.|
|1943||Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is overthrown in a coup.|
|1944||Allied forces begin the breakthrough of German lines in Normandy.|
|1978||The first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born in Oldham, England.|
|1984||Svetlana Savitskaya becomes first woman to perform a space walk.|
Narcís Bardalet, the embalmer who tended Dalí’s body after his death in 1989 and helped with the exhumation on Thursday night, said he had been delighted to see the surrealist’s best-known feature once again.Otherwise, Dali's body had hardened so much that an electric saw was needed to take samples. After the DNA test, the samples will be returned to the crypt. The results of the DNA test will take about a month. Read more on the story at The Guardian.
“His moustache is still intact, [like clock hands at] 10 past 10, just as he liked it. It’s a miracle,” he told the Catalan radio station RAC1.
"(This is) news that will be received with joy by many, not just in Sweden," MTR wrote in a statement.Trainy McTrainface won 49 percent of the vote, coming in ahead of Hakan, Miriam and Poseidon.
The train will run between the Swedish capital Stockholm and Gothenburg, the country's second-biggest city.
An aircraft with clearance to land on Runway 13/31 began its approach across Victoria Harbor, home to one of the world’s busiest ports, and densely populated Kowloon. Upon sighting “Checkerboard Hill”—an orange-and-white painted marker above a park—the pilot veered right. This low-altitude, 47-degree turn took place at nearly 200 miles per hour, just two nautical miles from the runway. From there, the aircraft shot over apartment buildings and bustling streets—in addition to plane-spotters on the roof of Kai Tak’s parking garage, before the wheels touched finally touched down, probably with an audible sigh of relief.Typhoon season only complicated those maneuvers. Read about the erstwhile Kai Tak airport and see pictures taken through its history at Atlas Obscura.