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Subject: Today In History Dec 16
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 11:53:44 EST


Dec 16, 1653 - Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England, Scotland
and Ireland.
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Dec 16,1689 - The English Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights.
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Dec 16,1773 - The Boston Tea Party
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Dec 16,1811 - The first of a series of severe earthquakes occurs, in the
vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri in the United States.
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Dec 16,1838 - Boers defeat Zulu troops at Battle of Blood River, led by
Dambuza and Nhlela, celebrated in South Africa as the day of the vow.
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Dec 16,1850 - The first four ships arrive at Lyttelton to settle
Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Dec 16, 1485 -Happy Birthday Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England
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Dec 16,1770 -Happy Birthday Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
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Dec 16,1775 -Happy Birthday Jane Austen, writer
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Dec 16,1790 - Happy Birthday King Leopold I of Belgium
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Dec 16,1515 - Afonso de Albuquerque Portuguese naval general dies at sea
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Dec 16,1812 Happy Birthday William Grose Brevet Major General (Union
volunteers)
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Dec 16,1819 Happy Birthday Robert Selden Garnett Brigadier-General
(Confederate Army)
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Dec 16,1828 Happy Birthday John Beatty Brigadier-General (Union volunteers)
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Dec 16,1830 Happy Birthday John Frederick Hartranft Brevet Major General
(Union volunteers
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Dec 16,1672 John II Casimir Vasa cardinal/king of Poland dies at 63
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Dec 16,1431 King Henry VI of England crowned king of France
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Dec 16,1538 King Fran├žois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants
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Dec 16,1631 Mount Vesuvius, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000
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Dec 16,1809 Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Josephine by the French
Senate
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Dec 16,1824 Great North Holland Canal opens
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Dec 16,1835 Fire consumes over 600 buildings in New York City, New York
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