432 Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date)
1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines
1901 A showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation.
1939 Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945): The Battle of Nanchang between the Kuomintang and the Japanese breaks out.
1942 Bełżec Concentration Camp opens with the transport of 30,000 Lublin Polish Jews
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