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|1513||Henry VIII of England and Emperor Maximilian defeat the French at Guinegate, France, in the Battle of the Spurs.|
|1780||American troops are badly defeated by the British at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina.|
|1812||American General William Hull surrenders Detroit without resistance to a smaller British force under General Issac Brock.|
|1858||U.S. President James Buchanan and Britain’s Queen Victoria exchange messages inaugurating the first transatlantic telegraph line.|
|1861||Union and Confederate forces clash near Fredericktown and Kirkville, Missouri.|
|1863||Union General William S. Rosecrans moves his army south from Tullahoma, Tennessee to attack Confederate forces in Chattanooga.|
|1896||Gold is discovered in the Klondike of Canada’s Yukon Territory, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.|
|1914||Liege, Belgium, falls to the German army.|
|1945||Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright, who was taken prisoner by the Japanese on Corregidor on May 6, 1942, is released from a POW camp in Manchuria by U.S. troops.|
|1984||The safe of the sunken ocean liner Andrea Doria is opened on TV after three decades, revealing cash and certificates but no other valuables.|
|1990||Iraq orders 2,500 Americans and 4,000 British nationals in Kuwait to Iraq, in the aftermath of Iraq’s invasion of that country.|