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Edmund Ironside succeeded his father Γ†thelred the Unready as King of England today (1016). Also, the St. George’s Night Uprising began in Estonia (1343), the Bayerische Reinheitsgebot or Bavarian Beer Purity Law was signed (1516), the Boston Latin School was founded as the first public school in what is now the U.S. (1635), the Second Serbian Uprising began (1815), Theodore Roosevelt gave his “Man in the Arena” speech (1910), Turkey’s national council denounced the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was formed under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal AtatΓΌrk (1920), Turkey became the first country to celebrate Children’s Day as a national holiday (1927), the 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burned down (1932), 198 people died in a fire at the Rhythm Night Club in Natchez, Mississippi (1940), the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour merged to form the Canadian Labour Congress (1955), cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was launched into space aboard Soyuz 1 (1967), student anti-war protesters shut down Columbia University (1968), Coca-Cola released New Coke (1985), and Eritreans voted for independence from Ethiopia (1993). And the rebuilt De Adriaan Windmill was opened (2002).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::