|1199||English King Richard I is killed by an arrow at the Siege of the Castle of Chalus in France.|
|1789||The First U.S. Congress begins regular sessions at Federal Hall in New York City.|
|1814||Granted sovereignty in the island of Elba and a pension from the French government, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates at Fontainebleau. He is allowed to keep the title of emperor.|
|1830||Joseph Smith and five others organize the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Seneca, New York.|
|1862||Confederate forces attack General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee.|
|1865||At the Battle of Sailer's Creek, a third of Lee's army is cut off by Union troops pursuing him to Appomattox.|
|1896||The Modern Olympics begin in Athens with eight nations participating.|
|1903||French Army Nationalists are revealed to have forged documents to guarantee a conviction for Alfred Dreyfus.|
|1909||Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole.|
|1917||The United States declares war on Germany and enters World War I on Allied side.|
|1924||Four planes leave Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.|
|1938||The United States recognizes Nazi Germany's conquest of Austria.|
|1941||German forces invade Greece and Yugoslavia.|
President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the use of ground troops in combat operations.
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