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Today in History

Seljuk Turks at Chivito slaughter thousands of German crusaders.
The Pope names Henry VIII of England Defender of the Faith after defending the seven sacraments against Luther.
Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats his enemies in battle and affirms his position as Japan’s most powerful warlord.
The Tricolor is chosen as the official flag of France.
USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate built for the newly formed U.S. Navy, is successfully launched into Boston Harbor, with Captain James Sever breaking a bottle of Madeira wine on her bowsprit. She will serve in the First Barbary War and will go on to defeat five British warships in the War of 1812; her battle with one of them, HMS Guerriere, earns her the nickname “Old Ironsides.” Constitution will be retired from active service in 1881, but enduring public adoration saves her from the scrap yard and ultimately allows her to become the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
Vice Admiral and Viscount Horatio Nelson wins his greatest victory over a Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson is fatally wounded in the battle, but lives long enough to see victory.
Under a flag of truce during peace talks, U.S. troops sieze the Indian Seminole Chief Osceola in Florida.
The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Va. begins, a disastrous Union defeat which sparks Congressional investigations.
Many leaders of the Kiowa, Comanche and Kiowa-Apache sign a peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kan. Comanche Chief Quanah Parker refuses to accept the treaty terms.
The U.S. Naval Academy admits John H. Conyers, the first African American to be accepted.
After 14 months of testing, Thomas Edison first demonstrates his electric lamp, hoping to one day compete with gaslight.
Panamanians clash with U.S. Marines in Panama in a brief uprising.
The first U.S. troops enter the front lines at Somerville under French command.
As war heats up with Germany, the British war cabinet holds its first meeting in the underground war room in London.
Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.
Eight American and British officers land from a submarine on an Algerian beach to take measure of Vichy French to the Operation Torch landings.
North Korean Premier Kim Il-Sung establishes a new capital at Sinuiju on the Yalu River opposite the Chinese City of Antung.
The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in Manhattan.
Bob Dylan records his first album in a single day at a cost of $400.
The “March on the Pentagon,” protesting American involvement in Vietnam , draws 50,000 protesters.
Israel’s Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan resigns over disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policies related to the Palestinians.
The United States sends a ten-ship task force to Grenada.
North Korea and the US sign an agreement requiring North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program and agree to international inspections.

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