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753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (the traditional date).
1519 AD - Hernan Cortez lands in Veracruz, Veracruz.
1952 - Secretary's Day is first celebrated. It is now known as Administrative Professionals' Day.
1962 - The Seattle World's Fair opens. It is the first Exposition in the United States since the Second World War.
1975 - President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
1982 - Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brwers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
1989 - In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang.