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- 1066: Following the death of Harold II at the Battle of Hastings, Edgar the Ætheling is proclaimed King of England by the Witan; he is never crowned, and concedes power to William the Conqueror two months later.
- 1211: Battle of the Rhyndacus: The Latin emperor Henry of Flanders defeats the Nicaean emperor Theodore I Laskaris.
- 1529: The Siege of Vienna ends when Austria routs the invading Ottoman forces, ending its European expansion.
- 1582: Adoption of the Gregorian calendar begins, eventually leading to near-universal adoption.
- 1783: The Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon makes the first human ascent, piloted by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.
- 1793: Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted of treason.
- 1809: The Viceroy the Río de la Plata, Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, opens the port of Buenos Aires to trade with nations other than Spain.
- 1815: Napoleon begins his exile on Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
- 1863: American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks, killing its inventor.
- 1864: American Civil War: The Union garrison of Glasgow, Missouri surrenders to Confederate forces.
- 1878: The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
- 1879: The Segura river in southeastern Spain floods, killing 1077 people.
- 1888: The “From Hell” letter allegedly sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.