1282 - Furious inhabitants of Palermo attack French occupation force
1492 - King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
1814 - Britain & allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon
1856 - Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War
1867 - US purchases Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2¢ an acre-Seward's Folly)
1919 - Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act
1925 - Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians
1945 - USSR invades Austria during WWII
1953 - Einstein announces revised unified field theory
1972 - North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1973 - Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
1976 - Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation
1981 - President Reagan shot & wounded by John W Hinckley Jr
1984 - US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
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