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588 BC

Ne­buchadrez­zar II of Baby­lon lays siege to Jerusalem un­der Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts un­til July 23, 586 BC.

69

Otho seizes power in Rome, pro­claim­ing him­self Em­peror, only rules for three months be­fore com­mit­ting sui­cide.

708

Sisin­nius be­gins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later).

1346

Em­peror Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Mar­garetha, Hol­land and Zealand.

1535

Henry VIII de­clares him­self head of the Church in Eng­land.

1559

El­iz­a­beth I crowned Queen of Eng­land in West­min­ster Abbey.

1754

Riot at burial of Orangist leader Daniel Raap in Am­s­ter­dam.

1759

Bri­tish Mu­seum opens in Mon­tague House, Lon­don

1915

Ja­pan claims eco­nomic con­trol of China.

1973

Four Water­gate bur­glars plead guilty in fed­eral court.

1962

50th Men's Australian Cham­pi­onships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emer­son (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)

2009

Cap­tain Ch­es­ley Burnett (Sully) Sul­len­berger III safely landed the plane he was pi­lot­ing on New York’s Hud­son River af­ter a bird strike caused its en­gines to fail.

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