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1236: Henry III marries Eleanor of Provence.
1797: Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at Rivoli in northern Italy.
1858: Emperor Napoleon and Empress Eugenie escape unhurt after an Italian assassin throws a bomb at their carriage as they travel to the Paris Opera.
1911: The USS Arkansas, the largest U.S. battleship, is launched from the yards of the New York Shipbuilding Company.
1917: A Provisional Parliament is established in Poland.
1920: Berlin is placed under martial law as 40,000 radicals rush the Reichstag; 42 are dead and 105 are wounded.
1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders all aliens in the U.S. to register with the government.
1943: Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Charles DeGaulle meet at Casablanca to discuss the direction of the war.
1943: Italian occupation authorities refuse to deport Jews living in their territories in France.
1969: A blast on the U.S. carrier Enterprise in the Pacific results in 24 dead and 85 injured.
1980: The United Nations votes 104-18 to deplore the Soviet aggression in Afghanistan.
2004: The Republic of Georgia restores the "five cross flag" as its national flag after some 500 years of disuse.
2005: Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan.
2010: Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda terrorist group.
2011: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, former president of Tunisia, flees to Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime.


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