- Royal Exchange opened (1571)
- William Pitt the Younger died 1806
- Edouard Manet b.1832
- Charles Kingsley died 1875
- Nylon first produced (1941)
- Stand at Rorke's Drift ended the Zulu War (1879), 11 VC's were awarded
- Twentieth amendment to US Constitution ratiefied, outlining terms of office for Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Senators and Representatives (1933)
- 24th amendment to US Constitution barring poll tax in Federal Elections (1964)
- Shensi earthquake, killing an estimated 830,000 people (1556)
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In December 1999, the Today Page celebrated it's 5th birthday. 3 makeovers and
many other changes have gone by since then! (akebono.stanford.edu anyone? VOA's gopher headlines... GNN...).
Look out in the early part of 2000 for the Today Page channel - XML/RSS feed of On This Day, and for the new Timeline section.
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