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1431-King Henry VI of England crowned king of France

1653-Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

1761-Russian army occupies Kolberg

1809-Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Josephine by the French Senate

1862-Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution

1897-First submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated

1907-Eugene H. Farrar first to sing on radio (Brooklyn Navy Yard NY)

1915-Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity"

1920-Over 180,000 die when 8.6 earthquake destroys Kansu, China

1932-Heavy earthquake ravages Kansu China, 70,000 killed

1942-Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia, Balkan

1950-Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

1971-Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan

1976-Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea

1987-Roh Tae-woo wins presidential election in South Korea

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