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1943 – The Holocaust: Jews in the Częstochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis. 1944 – World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic countries, begins. 1944 – World War II: United States Navy and British Royal Navy ships bombard Cherbourg to support United States Army units engaged in the Battle of Cherbourg. 1944 – The final page of the comic Krazy Kat is published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died. 1947 – The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published. 1948 – The Berlin airlift begins. 1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea. 1960 – Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union. 1975 – Mozambique achieves independence. 1975 – Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of internal emergency in India. 1976 – Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. 1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington. 1984 – American singer Prince releases his most successful studio album Purple Rain. 1991 – Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence by referendum from Yugoslavia. 1993 – Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada. 1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen. 1997 – An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir. 1998 – In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.