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• 365 – A large earthquake that occurred near Crete and its subsequent tsunami caused widespread destruction throughout the eastern Mediterranean region.

• 1831 – In Brussels, Leopold I was inaugurated as the first King of the Belgians.

• 1861 – In the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle in the American Civil War, the Confederate Army under Joseph E. Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard routed Union Army troops under Irvin McDowell.

• 1969 – During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon.

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