San Marino, the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus (301)
Yevgeniy Abalakov reaches Communism Peak - the highest point of the Soviet Union (1933)
Start of gassings in the Auschwitz concentration camp (1941)
The People's Liberation Army begin shelling the ROC-controlled islands of Quemoy (1954)
b: Maurice Papon (1910), Dixy Lee Ray (1914); d: Oliver Cromwell (1658)
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