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1513 - Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain.

1525 - Albert von Brandenburg, the leader of the Teutonic Order, assumes the title "Duke of Prussia" and passed the first laws of the Protestant church, making Prussia a Protestant state.

1789 - The U.S. House of Representatives held its first meeting.

1939 - Italy invaded Albania.

1942 - The Soviets opened a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.

1946 - The League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the last time. 
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