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361 - Julian the Apostate becomes sole Emperor of the Roman Empire. He rules from Constantinople and tries to restore paganism.
1819 - Indiana becomes the 19th state of the United States of America.
1941 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on Japan. The U.S. then declares war on Germany and Italy in retaliation.
1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, UNICEF, is established.
1964 - Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
2001 - The People's Republic of China decides to join the World Trade Organization.
2008 - Bernard Madoff, is arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme.