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Catherine of Aragon met Arthur Tudor today (1501). Also, William and Mary married (1677), the Teatro di San Carlo opened (1737), Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 premiered (1783), Chartists led the Newport Rising, Britain’s last armed rebellion (1839), James Young Simpson discovered the anesthetic properties of chloroform (1847), the University of Washington opened (1861), the City & South London Railway opened (1890), Japan’s Prime Minister Hara Takashi was assassinated (1921), Howard Carter found the entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings (1922), Wyoming’s Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state (1924), the National Security Agency was established (1952), the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopened with a performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio (1955), Soviet troops entered Hungary to suppress the Hungarian Revolution (1956), Jane Goodall saw chimpanzees create tools (1960), 5000 people were left homeless as the Arno River flooded Florence, Italy (1966), a Los Angeles social worker rescued “Genie,” whose parents had kept her locked in a room since the age of 20 months (1970), Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and seized 90 hostages including 53 Americans (1979), Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated (1995), Chinese authorities arrested He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress (2002), Barack Obama was elected President of the United States (2008), and Ryan Dumont of Augusta, Maine cast his very first ballot on his 18th birthday (2014). And 37 people died when an overloaded cargo plane crashed in Juba, South Sudan, on the same day 45 people died when a shopping bag factory collapsed in Lahore, Pakistan (2015).

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