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Events0029 BC - Octavian holds the first of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
0523 - John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas.
0554 - Emperor Justinian I rewards Liberius for his long and distinguished service in the Pragmatic Sanction, granting him extensive estates in Italy.
0582 - Maurice becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
0900 - Count Reginar I of Hainault rises against Zwentibold of Lotharingia and slays him near present-day Susteren.
1099 - Raniero is elected as Pope Paschal II.
1521 - After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
1645 - Sweden and Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro.
1792 - King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
1898 - Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.
1905 - Norwegians vote to end the union with Sweden.
2004 - One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
Births0985 - Birth of Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Fatimid caliph (d. 1021)
1311 - Birth of Alfonso XI, king of Castile and León (d. 1350)
1584 - Birth of Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (d. 1640)
1666 - Birth of William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (d. 1727)
1790 - Birth of William Wentworth, Australian journalist, explorer, and politician (d. 1872)
1879 - Birth of John Ireland, English composer and educator (d. 1962)
1961 - Birth of Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and sound director
Deaths0587 - Death of Radegund, Frankish princess and saint (b. 520)
0604 - Death of Wen, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 541)
0612 - Death of Fabia Eudokia, Byzantine empress (b. 580)
0662 - Death of Maximus the Confessor, Byzantine theologian
0696 - Death of Takechi, Japanese prince
0900 - Death of Zwentibold, king of Lotharingia (b. 870)
0981 - Death of Gyeongjong, king of Goryeo (Korea) (b. 955)
1134 - Death of Irene of Hungary, Byzantine empress (b. 1088)
1297 - Death of Nawrūz, Mongol emir
1311 - Death of Pietro Gradenigo, doge of Venice
1447 - Death of Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan (b. 1392)
1523 - Death of Gerard David, Flemish painter (b. 1460)
1686 - Death of Louis Maimbourg, French priest and historian (b. 1610)
1721 - Death of Jacques Lelong, French priest and author (b. 1665)
1826 - Death of René Laennec, French physician, invented the stethoscope (b. 1781)
1954 - Death of Demetrius Constantine Dounis, Greek violinist and mandolin player (b. 1886)
2016 - Death of Kenny Baker, English actor and musician (b. 1934)