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1815 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher.

1912 The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President William Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. After Mr Taft is nominated, Mr Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the "Bull Moose Party").

1960 60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver.

1983 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launches Sally Ride as 1st US woman in space.

1991 Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia, arrives in the US.

1993 Expo's Dennis Martinez is 92nd to win 200 games.

2014 Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters.

2015 Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home".








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