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A selection of events from this day in history.
48 BC Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania)
988 The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey
1040 Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
1212 The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground
1376 English "Good Parliament" ends, longest-sitting parliament at that time
1460 Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton
1520 King Charles V France and King Henry VIII of England sign Treaty of Calais
1553 Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, proclaimed Queen of England, succeeds Edward VI, who proclaimed his half-sisters illegitimate. Reigns for nine days.
1645 Battle at Langport, Somerset: Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army beats Royalists
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
1862 US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
1892 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)
1908 H Kamerlingh Onnes makes helium liquid (-269°C)
1925 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
1938 Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours
1947 200 die when train derails and falls into a river in Canton, China
1956 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1958 1st parking meters installed in England (625 installed)
1962 Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia
1964 The Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night", their 3rd studio album
1965 Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
1965 Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
1967 Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 Alexandra Palace in London burnt down for a second time
1981 Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released
1981 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 French foreign intelligence agents blow up the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, New Zealand to prevent it interfering with French nuclear tests in the South Pacific. Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira is killed.
2016 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title
2018 Original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by EH Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, record price for a book illustration
2019 Earliest evidence of modern humans outside Africa found with 210,000 year old skull from Apidima Cave, southern Greece published in "Nature"
2019 British ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch resigns after his secret cables calling the US president "inept" were published