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0810 – Pepino, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, dies.
1538 – Diego de Almagro, Spanish conqueror, is executed in Peru.
1621 – Jean de la Fontaine, French poet and fabulist, is born.
1786 – Sergeant Major Martín José Warnes is born in Buenos Aires, who actively participated in the struggle for Independence.
1822 – Percy Bysshe Shelley, British poet, dies.
1838 – The Mayo Association is founded in Buenos Aires, originating from Marcos Sastre’s bookstore.
1838 – Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin is born, inventor of the diribles of his name.
1839 – John D. Rockefeller, American businessman, is born.
1878 – Argentine musician Juan Pedro Esnaola dies.
1884 – Law 1420 of Common Education is sanctioned, which establishes compulsory, free and secular education for all Argentine children from 6 to 14 years old.
1884 – The province of Buenos Aires hands over the Public Library, founded by Mariano Moreno, to the Nation. Since then, it has been called the National Library.
1884 – The creation project, as an autarkic entity, of the National Education Council is approved.
1889 – The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.
1905 – The rebellious crew of the Russian battleship “Potemkin” surrenders to the Romanian authorities.
1908 – Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, American politician, is born.
1942 – In Argentina the “prisoners of Bragado” are released, three anarchists (Pascual Vuotto, Reclus de Diago and Santiago Mainini)) unjustly imprisoned eleven years earlier.
1951 – Anjelica Huston, actress, is born.
1951 – Andy Fletcher, rock musician, is born.
1958 – Actor Kevin Bacon, American actor, is born.
1970 – Beck is born, American musician.
1970 – Richard Nixon delivers a special Congressional message making Native Indian self-determination an official United States policy, resulting in the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.
1977 – Milo Ventimiglia, American actor, is born.
1984 – American tennis player John McEnroe defeats compatriot Jimmy Connors in the Wimbledon final.
1984 – Claudio Sánchez Albornoz, Spanish historian, dies.
1987 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet, dies.
1989 – Carlos Saúl Menem assumes the presidency of the Argentine Nation.
1990 – Federal Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 and wins the XIV World Cup, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy.
1990 – Tennis player Stefan Edberg defeats Boris Becker in the Wimbledon final.
1995 – Carlos Menem begins his second presidential regime in Argentina.
2005 – In Singapore, the International Olympic Committee approves the exclusion of baseball and softball from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
2006 – Ana María Campoy, Argentine actress, dies.
2010 – Juan Carlos Rousselot, Argentine journalist, radio and television presenter and politician, dies.
2011 – Betty Ford, American First Lady, dies.
2012 – Ernest Borgnine, an American actor of Italian origin, dies.
2013 – Joaquín Piña, Hispanic-Argentine Jesuit and Bishop, dies.
2014 – In the semifinal match between the teams of Germany and Brazil of the 2014 Soccer World Cup, the German player Miroslav Klose becomes the top scorer in the history of the world cups, after scoring his 16th goal, in a historic win 7 to 1 on the Brazilian team.
2014 – In the semifinal of the Soccer World Cup, Germany qualifies for the final after beating Brazil, host country of the soccer world cup and 5 times world champion, 7 to 1.
2015 – Pope Francis’ first visit to Bolivia is made, beginning in the Andean cities of El Alto and La Paz.