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588 BC – Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reignThe siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.

69 – Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only rules for three months before committing suicide.

708 – Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)

946 – Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded/ousted

1346 – Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland/Zealand

1535 – Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church

1582 – Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic

1586 – Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army

1759 – British Museum opens in Montague House, London

1762 – Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC

1777 – People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England

1780 – Continental Congress establishes court of appeals

1797 – 1st top hat…

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