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1215 - King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta.

1381 - The English peasant revolt was crushed in London.

1389 - Ottoman Turks crushed Serbia in the Battle of Kosovo.

1667 - Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully-documented human blood transfusion.

1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for the process that strengthens rubber.

1866 - Prussia attacked Austria.

1917 - Great Britain pledged the release of all the Irish captured during the Easter Rebellion of 1916.

1940 - The French fortress of Verdun was captured by Germans.

1944 - American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War II.

1947 - The All-Indian Congress accepted a British plan for the partition of India.

1958 - Greece severed military ties to Turkey because of the Cypress issue.

1964 - The last French troops left Algeria.

1994 - Israel and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations.

 

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