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1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier set sail for North America.

1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII.

1568 - After being defeated by the Protestants, Mary the Queen of Scots, fled to England where she was imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth.

1588 - The Spanish Armada set sail from Lisbon, bound for England.

1911 - The first American criminal conviction that was based on fingerprint evidence occurred in New York City.

1926 - Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the first time.

1926 - Benito Mussolini announced that democracy was deceased. Rome became a fascist state.

1935 - T.E. Lawrence "Lawrence of Arabia" died from injuries in a motorcycle crash in England.

1943 - Winston Churchill told the U.S. Congress that his country was pledging their full support in the war against Japan.

1998 - In Russia, strikes broke out over unpaid wages.

1998 - Bandits stole three of Rome's most important paintings from the National Gallery of Modern Art.

2000 - The bones of the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton went on display in Chicago.

2003 - Hundreds of Albert Einstein's scientific papers, personal letters and humanist essays were made available on the Internet.

2005 - "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" brought in 50.0 million in its opening day.

 

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