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0455: Rome is sacked by the Vandal army.
1815: Napoleon defeats the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny.
1858: Abraham Lincoln, in accepting the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, declares that, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
1864: The siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins after a moonlight skirmish.
1910: The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
1925: France accepts a German proposal for a security pact.
1932: The ban on Nazi storm troopers is lifted by the von Papen government in Germany.
1935: President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives.
1940: French Chief of State, Henri Petain asks for an armistice with Germany.
1952: Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States.
1961: Ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union while in Paris.
1977: Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the Soviet Union.


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