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1277 - Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses.
1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
1814 - Napoleon I of France wins the Battle of Craonne.
1827 - Brazil marines unsuccessfully attack the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina.
1827 - Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
1850 - Senator Daniel Webster gives his "Seventh of March" speech endorsing the Compromise of 1850 in order to prevent a possible civil war.
1862 - American Civil War: Union forces defeat Confederate troops at Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone beating Antonio Meucci by just 4 hours.
1887 - North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.
1912 - Roald Amundsen announces that his expedition had reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911.
1914 - Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign.
1936 - World War II (Prelude to): In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
1945 - World War II: American troops seize the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen.
1950 - Cold War: The Soviet Union issues a statement denying that Klaus Fuchs served as a Soviet spy.
1951 - Korean War: Operation Ripper – United Nations troops led by General Matthew Ridgeway begin an assault against Chinese forces.
1965 - Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.
1971 - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivers his historic "This time the struggle is for our freedom" speech at Ramna Race Course, calling upon the Bengali people to prepare for the freedom struggle ahead.
1984 - The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
1986 - Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.
1989 - Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel.
1994 - Copyright Law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
2007 - British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected.



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7 AugustBoyaca Battle Day (Batalla de Boyacá)
16 AugustAssumption of Mary
11 OctoberColumbus Day (Dia de la Raza)
2 NovemberAll Souls' Day
15 NovemberCartagena's Independence (Independencia de Cartagena)
8 DecemberImmaculate Conception
25 DecemberChristmas
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Official languages: Spanish
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