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The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated today (1149). Also, England’s King John expelled the Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton (1207), Peasants’ Revolt leader John Ball was hanged, drawn, and quartered in the presence of Richard II (1381), Aleksei Chirikov sighted land and sent ashore the crew of a longboat, the first Europeans to set foot in Alaska (1741), Pierre-FranΓ§ois Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone in Egypt (1799), a fire destroyed Rome’s Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (1823), the Spanish Inquisition was disbanded (1834), Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered his controversial Divinity School Address (1838), Georgia became the final former Confederate state to be readmitted to the U.S., on the same day the Hudson Bay Company transferred Rupert’s Land and the North-Western Territory to Canada, establishing the provinces of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories (1870), 500 people died in the eruption of Mount Bandai in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture (1888), in his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin named Alzheimer’s disease after his colleague Alois Alzheimer (1910), William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporated Pacific Aero Products, now Boeing (1916), Austrian police killed 89 protesters in Vienna (1927), 18 Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons (1955), the United Steelworkers of America began a four-month strike that would lead to the first importation of foreign steel in U.S. history (1959), the last Apollo spacecraft was launched in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (1975), President Jimmy Carter gave what the media dubbed the “Malaise Speech,” although he never used that word (1979), 3 people died as a derecho that spawned an F3 tornado swept through western Wisconsin (1980), the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in Japan, on the same day 8 people were killed when terrorists opened fire in Paris’ Orly Airport (1983), Bruce Willis’ detective John McClane premiered in the original Die Hard (1988), John Walker Lindh, a U.S. citizen captured in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty in federal court (2002), AOL disbanded Netscape (2003), and Twitter was launched (2006). And PSY released the music video to “Gangnam Style” on his YouTube channel (2012).

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