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Brazil: Independence Day
(Commemorates Dom Pedro's Declaration Independence for Brazil from Portugal: 09/07/1822)
Brazil Portugal Library of Congress U.S. Department of State
Mozambique: Victory Day/Lusaka Agreement Day
(Commemorates the cease fire that results in an independent Mozambique: 09/07/1974)
Mozambique Portugal U.S. Department of State Crawfurd
1533 Elizabeth the First, Queen of England Great Britain Elizabeth the First
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1969 Everett M. Dirksen (Illinois-born U.S. Senator) Illinois Political & Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1997 Mobutu Sese Seko (Former Dictator of Zaire, Democratic Republic of Congo) Democratic Republic of Congo
1807 City of Copenhagen and the Danish Fleet Are Surrendered to the British Denmark Great Britain Napoleon Bonaparte European History War Danish Military History
1822 Dom Pedro Decrees Brazil's Independence from Portugal Brazil Portugal Library of Congress
1825 Having Completed His Final Visit of the U.S., the Marquis de Lafayette Sets Sail for France Marquis de Lafayette American Revolution State of Delaware
1901 China's Boxer Rebellion Officially Ends with the Signing of Peace Protocol China Boxer Rebellion China Internet Information Center
1911 French Poet Guillaume Apollinaire Is Arrested for the Theft of the Mona Lisa The Louvre Mona Lisa Crime The History Channel
1940 Nazi Germany Began Its Initial Blitz on London during World War II London Blitz Nazi Germany Aviation History World War II BBC
1950 The United Nations Rejects Soviet Resolution to Condemn the U.S. Bombing of North Korea United Nations Soviet Union Korean War Cold War The History Channel
1952 The Egyptian Army Forces Prime Minister Aly Maher Out of Office Egypt BBC
1962 Laos Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Communist China & North Vietnam Laos China Vietnam CNN
1977 U.S. Transfers Control of the Panamá Canal to Panamá 1977 Panamá Canal Treaty President Jimmy Carter Library of Congress
Watergate Conspirator G. Gordon Liddy Released After Four Years in Prison President Richard Nixon The American Presidency Watergate Court TV
1986 Desmond Tutu Elected as First Black to Lead Southern Africa's Anglican Church Desmond Tutu Religion Historic Firsts Wikipedia
1992 South African Soldiers Kill 24 at an African National Congress Demonstration South Africa Human Rights/Civil Rights Death BBC

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