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Henry VIII1533 Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon.
1533 Thomas Cranmer became the Archbishop of Canterbury.

1746 Painter Francisco Goya was born.

Napoleon1814 Britain and allies marched into Paris after defeating Napoleon.

1822 The U. S. Congress combined East and West Florida into Florida Territory.

Crawford Williamson Long1842 Ether was used as an anesthetic for the first time, by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long.

John C. Calhoun1850 U. S. Congressman, Secretary of War, Senator, Vice-President, and Secretary of State John C. Calhoun died.

1856 The Treaty of Paris ended the Crimean War.

1858 Hyman L. Lipman patented a pencil with attached eraser.

GratDalton1861 "Wild West" bank robber Grat Dalton was born.

1865 The Battle at Five Forks (Virginia) was fought.

Purchase of Alaska1867 The United States agreed to pay Russia $7.2 million for the territory of Alaska.

1870 The 15th Amendment to the Constitution, giving blacks the right to vote, was proclaimed.
Texas1870 Texas became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.

1883 Sculptor Jo Davidson was born.

1909 The Queensboro Bridge linking Manhattan and Queens, New York, opened to traffic.

1910 The Mississippi Legislature established the University of Southern Mississippi.

1911 Lötschberg Tunnel in Switzerland was completed.

1912 France established a protectorate over Morocco.

McGeorge Bundy1919 Presidential adviser McGeorge Bundy was born.

Amelia Earhart1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

1940 Indiana defeated Kansas 60-42 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

1943 Wyoming defeated Georgetown 46-34 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

1945 The Soviet Union invaded Austria.

1953 Albert Einstein announced his revised Unified Field Theory.

1959 The U. S. Supreme Court ruled in two separate cases that persons could be tried for the same offense in both federal and state courts.
Dalai Lama1959 The Dalai Lama fled China.

1960 Tennis player Ivan Lendl was born.

1972 The British government suspended home rule in Northern Ireland.

1975 James Urban Ruppert killed his mother, brother, sister-in-law, and eight nephews and nieces.

1979 A bus crash near Quilou in southern India killed 34 persons and injured more than 100 others.
1979 Airey Neave, a member of the British Parliament, was killed when a bomb exploded in his car outside the House of Commons in London.

1981 U. S. President Ronald Reagan was seriously injured in an assassination attempt.
1981 Indiana defeated North Carolina 63-50 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

1984 The United States ended its participation in the multinational peace-keeping force in Lebanon.

1986 Texas defeated Southern California 97-81 for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.

1987 Sunflowers, a painting by Vincent van Gogh, was sold for $39.9 million, the highest price ever paid for a painting at auction to that time.

1991 Mike Miller won the PBA National Championship.

1994 Hobo Boothe won the ABC Masters Tournament.

1997 Tennessee defeated Old Dominion 68-59 for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.

1998 Kentucky defeated Utah 78-69 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

Charles Barkley2001 The Philadelphia 76ers retired Charles Barkley's number 34 jersey.

2006 Marcos Pontes became the first Brazilian astronaut in space.

2013 North Korea declared that it is in a state of war with South Korea.
2013 Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court.

2017 The Venezuelan Supreme Court took over the legislative powers of the National Assembly.

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