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500 Years Ago (1518)

Oct 12 Pontifical ambassador interrogates Martin Luther
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400 Years Ago (1618)

Jan 7 Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England
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May 15 German astronomer Johannes Kepler discovers the third of his three planetary laws his "harmonics law"
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Oct 29 English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against King James I of England
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300 Years Ago (1718)

Jul 30 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73
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Nov 22 Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38
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Average listal rating (40 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Nov 18 Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
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Dec 10 Laurence Eusden is appointed British Poet Laureate under George I
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200 Years Ago (1818)

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Jan 1 Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones
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Jan 2 Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto)
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Jan 30 John Keats composes his sonnet "When I Have Fears"
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Mar 16 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín
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Apr 7 General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks, Florida from Seminole indians
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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 0
Apr 28 US President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes and Lake Champlain
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Oct 24 Felix Mendelssohn aged 9 performs his first public concert in Berlin
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100 Years Ago (1918)

Jan 8 US President Woodrow Wilson outlines his Fourteen Points for peace after the Great War
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Jan 12 Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4
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Jan 26 Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort
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Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Feb 10 Trotsky declares that Russia is leaving the war
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Average listal rating (45 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Apr 1 Henry Miller's Theater opens at 124 W 43rd St NYC
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Apr 15 Georges Clémenceau publishes secret French/Austrian documents
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Apr 20 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day
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May 15 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game
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Jun 1 Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden
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Average listal rating (16 ratings) 9.3 IMDB Rating 0
Jul 8 Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple
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50 Years Ago (1968)

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Jan 1 Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain
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Jan 2 Cecil Day-Lewis is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II
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Jan 5 Dr Benjamin Spock indicted for conspiring to violate draft law
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Jan 8 Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV
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Feb 1 Former US VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
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25 Years Ago (1993)

Jan 3 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)
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Jan 5 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
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Jan 8 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
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Jan 8 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
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Jan 8 NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman
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Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states of the USA for 1st time
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Average listal rating (92 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 0
Jan 20 Bill Clinton (D) inaugurated as 42nd US President
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15 Years Ago (2003)

Jan 13 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.
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Mar 15 Hu Jintao becomes President of the People's Republic of China
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Apr 7 U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
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May 1 In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California
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Average listal rating (556 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Jun 21 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English
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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 0
Jun 23 Barry Bonds steals second base against the LA Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career homers and 500 steals
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Jul 30 The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico
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Oct 7 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.
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Oct 19 Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II
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5 Years Ago (2013)

Feb 11 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415
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Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 0
Mar 13 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis
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Mar 14 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China
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Apr 23 "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney
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