TO­DAY in HIS­TORY

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1728

A huge fire rav­ages Copen­hagen, de­stroy­ing most of the city.

1827

The last great naval bat­tle of the age of sail: Bri­tish, French and Rus­sian ships oblit­er­ate the Turk­ish fleet at Navarino, lead­ing to the Turks with­draw­ing from Greece.

1897

King of Korea pro­claims him­self em­peror, and Rus­sia and Ja­pan in­ter­vene.

1944

The Yu­goslav ci­ties of Bel­grade and Dubrovnik are lib­er­ated dur- ing World War II; Gen. Dou­glas MacArthur, promis­ing the Philip­pine peo­ple he would re­turn to res­cue them from Ja­panese oc­cu­pa­tion, steps ashore at Leyte.

1945

Arab League is formed.

1968

Jac­que­line Kennedy and Aris­to­tle Onas­sis are wed on his pri­vately owned is­land of Sko­r­pios in Io­nian Sea.

1986

Mozam­bique’s Pres­i­dent Samora Machel dies in plane crash in east­ern South Africa.

1990

Kim Dae-jung, leader of a Korean po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion, ends a 12-day hunger strike when gov­ern­ment lead­ers say they are will­ing to com­pro­mise on some of his de­mands: end mil­i­tary surveil­lance, im­prove the econ­omy and end plans to re­place the pres­i­den­tial sys­tem of gov­ern­ment.

2011

Moam­mar Gad­hafi, Libya’s dic­ta­tor for 42 years un­til he was ousted in an up­ris­ing-turned-civil war, is killed as rev­o­lu­tion­ary fight­ers over­whelm his home­town of Sirte.

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