1603 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.
1721 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
1837 Canada gives its black citizens the right to vote
1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis
1976 Argentine President Isabel Martínez de Perón is deposed in a military coup
1999 Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
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