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• 1535 – The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.

• 1795 – Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence by suppressing armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the National Convention.

• 1853 – The Ottoman Empire declares war on the Russian Empire.

• 1903 – John Vincent Atanasoff, American physicist and academic, invented the Atanasoff–Berry computer (d. 1995)

• 1957 – Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.

• 1985 – The Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, United States.

• 2004 – SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.

• 2006 – Wikileaks is launched by Julian Assange.

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