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1993 Crisis in Georgia worsens Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian leader and Soviet Foreign minister is given further powers to deal with the Abkhazian rebels who continue to attack Georgia
1985 Boris Becker wins Wimbledon Boris Becker at the age of 17, becomes the first unseeded player to win Wimbledon
1957 Althea Gibson wins Wimbledon Althea Gibson becomes the first black player to win a Wimbledon singles title after defeating fellow American Darlene Hard.
1946 George W Bush is born George W Bush is born
1935 Dalai Lama is born Tenzin Gyatso is born, at the age of two he is identified as the reborn spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama.
1907 Brooklands opened The first purpose built motor racing circuit is opened at Brooklands, in England.
1553 English Royalty English King Edward VI dies, he is succeded by Queen Mary I.
1535 Sir Thomas More is executed Sir Thomas More is executed in London for treason, for refusing to publicly accept King Henry VIII as the head of the Church of England.
1483 Richard III is crowned King Richard III is crowned King of England.
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