Today
  • 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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