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– Amer­i­can Civil War: The Bat­tle of Ply­mouth be­gins – Con­fed­er­ate forces at­tack Ply­mouth, North Carolina.

– The Aurora, Texas UFO in­ci­dent

– Rus­sian troops open fire on strik­ing gold­field work­ers in north­east Siberia, killing at least 150.

– World War II: The King­dom of Yu­goslavia sur­ren­ders to Ger­many.

– Forces of the Com­mu­nist-con­trolled Greek People’s Lib­er­a­tion Army at­tack the smaller Na­tional and So­cial Lib­er­a­tion re­sis­tance group, which sur­ren­ders. Its leader Dim­itrios Psar­ros is mur­dered.

– Brazil­ian forces lib­er­ate the town of Mon­tese, Italy, from Ger­man Nazi forces.

– Syria ob­tains its In­de­pen­dence from the French oc­cu­pa­tion.

– Jer­rie Mock be­comes the first woman to cir­cum­nav­i­gate the world by air.

– Ford Mus­tang is in­tro­duced to the North Amer­i­can mar­ket.

– Sirhan Sirhan is con­victed of as­sas­si­nat­ing Robert F. Kennedy.

– The People’s Repub­lic of Bangladesh forms, un­der Sheikh Mu­jibur Rah­man at Mu­jib­nagor.

– Ge­orge Lu­cas be­gins writ­ing the treat­ment for The Star Wars.

– The Cam­bo­dian Civil War ends. The Kh­mer Rouge cap­tures the cap­i­tal Ph­nom Penh and Cam­bo­dian govern­ment forces sur­ren­der.

– Mir Ak­bar Khy­ber is as­sas­si­nated, pro­vok­ing a com­mu­nist coup d’état in Afghanistan.

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