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539 BC King Cyrus "the Great" of Persia marches into Babylon, freeing Jewish captives and allowing them to return home

1268 Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the German Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed with Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily.

1390 First trial for witchcraft in Paris.

1859 Spain declares war on Morocco

1894 First election of Hawaiian Republic

1923 Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)

1957 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament).

1960 Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) firstst professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker.

1969 Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation "at once"

1982 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release Girl is Mine.

2004 Arabic news network, Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 US presidential election








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