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1674 - Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
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1674 - Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)

1817 - William III, King of the Netherlands was born. 🇳🇱
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1817 - William III, King of the Netherlands was born. 🇳🇱

1408 - The revolt of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, against King Henry IV, ends with his defeat and death at Bramh...
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1408 - The revolt of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, against King Henry IV, ends with his defeat and death at Bramham Moor.

1915 - British and French warships begin their attacks on the Turkish forts at the mouth of the Dardenelles, in an abort...
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1915 - British and French warships begin their attacks on the Turkish forts at the mouth of the Dardenelles, in an abortive expedition to seize the straits of Gallipoli.

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1876 - Sardines first canned by Julius Wolff in Eastport, Maine

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1972 - British Parliament votes to join European Common Market

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1659 - 1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey

1923 - Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut.
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1923 - Archaeologist opens tomb of King Tut.

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1959 - Fidel Castro takes the oath as Cuban premier in Havana.

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1776 - American Captain Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British in New York City; his last words are reputed to have been, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

2003 - Galileo space mission ends as the probe is sent into Jupiter’s atmosphere where it is crushed.
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2003 - Galileo space mission ends as the probe is sent into Jupiter’s atmosphere where it is crushed.

1993 - The Russian constitutional crisis of 1993 begins when Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and inv...
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1993 - The Russian constitutional crisis of 1993 begins when Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and invalidates the existing constitution.

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1941 - The German Army cuts off the Crimean Peninsula from the rest of the Soviet Union.

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1327 - Edward II of England is murdered by order of his wife.

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1493 - Maximilian succeeds his father Frederick III as Holy Roman Emperor.

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1861 - Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War.

1840 - York Minster badly damaged by fire.
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1840 - York Minster badly damaged by fire.

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1825 - Charles X becomes King of France.

1690 - England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II.
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1690 - England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II.

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1609 - Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

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1310 - Shoes were made for both right & left feet.

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1303 - Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges for marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella.

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1217 - The Second Battle of Lincoln is fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke.

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1999 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas.

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1995 - World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai.

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1964 - US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy.

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1959 - The USS Triton, the first submarine with two nuclear reactors, is completed.

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1939 - Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact.

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1930 - White women win voting rights in South Africa.

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1910 - Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic.

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1900 - World's longest railroad tunnel (Simplon) links Italy & Switz, opens

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1900 - Great Britain annexes Tonga archipelago.

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1865 - President Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy of states is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia.

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1862 - US Homestead Act becomes law - provides cheap land for settlement of American West.

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1649 - England is declared a Commonwealth by an act of the Long Parliament making England a republic for the next 11 years.

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