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Thomas Cromwell was executed on the orders of Henry VIII, who also married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, today (1540). Also, the Philippine encomienda of La Laguna was founded today (1571), Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just were executed, ending the French Revolution’s “Reign of Terror” (1794), José de San Martín declared Peru’s independence (1821), Congress commissioned 18-year-old Vinnie Ream to carve a statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Capitol Rotunda, making her the first woman and the youngest artist to be so honored (1866), the Fourteenth Amendment was certified (1868), Miami, Florida was incorporated (1896), President Herbert Hoover ordered the U.S. Army to evict the Bonus Army marchers from Washington, D.C. (1932), 42,000 German civilians were killed in a firestorm as the Royal Air Force launched Operation Gomorrah on the city of Hamburg (1943), 14 people were killed when a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the Empire State Building (1945), the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foiled a bullion robbery in the “Battle of London Airport” (1948), 992 people died in a mudslide in Isahaya, Japan (1957), 600,000 people attended the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen International Raceway (1973), 242,769 died as a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated Tangshan, China (1976), Will Thomas and David Deacy discovered the skull of the 10,000-year-old Kennewick Man along the Columbia River in Washington state (1996), 9 miners were rescued from the flooded Quecreek Mine in Pennsylvania (2002), the Provisional Irish Republican Army formally ended their armed campaign in Northern Ireland (2005), a fire destroyed the historic Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, England (2008), and 152 people died as Airblue Flight 202 crashed into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan (2010). And the Supreme Court of Pakistan ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and disqualified him from holding public office for the rest of his life, based on corruption charges raised by the Panama Papers (2017).
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