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Jesuit founders Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier were canonized today (1622). Also, Britain’s Glorious Revolution spread to Ireland as Catholic James II landed 5000 troops at Kinsale and began to march against supporters of Protestant Prince William of Orange in the Williamite War (1689), Andrew Watson debuted for Scotland as the world’s first black international soccer player (1881), Vicksburg soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn began selling Coca Cola in bottles (1894), the Girl Guides, now the Girl Scouts of America, were established (1912), the still-under-construction capital of Australia was named Canberra (1913), Moscow became the capital of Russia (1918), over 600 people died in a flood as California’s St. Francis Dam failed (1928), Mohandas Gandhi led the 200-mile Salt March in India (1930), President Franklin Roosevelt gave his first radio “fireside chat” (1933), German troops occupied Austria in the Anschluss (1938), the Moscow Peace Treaty ended the Soviet Union’s Winter War with Finland (1940), President Harry Truman announced his doctrine of limiting the spread of communism (1947), Toni Kinshofer, Anderl Mannhardt, Walter Almberger, and Toni Hiebeler completed the first winter ascent of the Eiger’s North Face (1961), Mauritius gained independence (1968), 257 people were killed as 13 car bombs exploded in Mumbai, on the same day North Korea renounced the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the same day the Great Blizzard brought tornadoes and record cold temperatures to the eastern U.S. (1993), the Church of England ordained their first female priests (1994), the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland joined NATO (1999), South Korea’s National Assembly impeached President Roh Moo-hyun (2004), Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to his $18 million scam (2009), and flooding a day after the devastating Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (2011). And 8 people died when a gas leak exploded and leveled two East Harlem apartment buildings in New York City (2014).
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