1242 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice
1818 In the Battle of Maipú, Chile’s independence movement – led by Bernardo O’Higgins and José de San Martín – win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.
1874 Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, designed by Joseph Paxton, is opened in Birkenhead, England
1879 Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
1974 World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories)
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