|1242||Russian troops repel an invasion by Teutonic knights.|
|1614||Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.|
|1792||George Washington casts the first presidential veto.|
|1843||Queen Victoria proclaims Hong Kong a British crown colony.|
|1861||Gideon Welles, the Secretary of the Navy issues official orders for the USS Powhatan to sail to Fort Sumter.|
|1865||As the Confederate army approaches Appomattox, it skirmishes with Union forces at Amelia Springs and Paine's Cross Road.|
|1908||The Japanese Army reaches Yalu River as Russians retreat.|
|1919||Eamon de Valera becomes president of Ireland.|
|1930||Mahatma Gandhi defies British law by making salt in India instead of buying it from the British.|
|1941||German commandos secure docks along the Danube River in preparation for Germany's invasion of the Balkans.|
|1943||The British 8th Army attacks the next blocking position of the retreating Axis forces at Wadi Akarit.|
|1951||Americans Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage.|
|1955||Winston Churchill resigns as British prime minister.|
A bomb explodes in a West Berlin disco packed with American soldiers.
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