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Trần Thánh Tông passed his Vietnamese dynastic mantle to his son Trần Nhân Tông today (1278). Also, Oxford University’s Bodleian Library opened to the public (1602), Gunpowder Plot leader Robert Catesby was killed (1605), with the collapse of the Ming Dynasty, the Shunzhi Emperor became the first Qing Dynasty leader to rule all of China (1644), Mary Lyon founded Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, now Mount Holyoke College (1837), Montana became our 41st state (1889), the New Orleans General Strike began (1892), Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the X-ray (1895), white supremacists staged the Wilmington Insurrection, the only successful armed coup d’état in U.S. history (1898), Adolf Hitler led the Nazi Party’s failed Beer Hall Putsch in Munich (1923), President Franklin Roosevelt announced the Civil Works Administration (1933), John Kennedy was elected President of the United States (1960), Britain abolished capital punishment (1965), Massachusetts’ Edward Brooke became the first black elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, on the same day President Lyndon Johnson signed the antitrust exemption that allowed the merger of the American Football League into the National Football League (1966), the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic standardized traffic signs for the 36 signatory nations (1968), Manolis Andronikos found the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina (1977), the U.N. Security Council approved Resolution 1441, calling on Iraq’s Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences” (2002), the asteroid 2005 YU55 missed the Earth by just 201,700 miles, the closest passage of an asteroid of its brightness in 35 years (2011), and 6201 people would die as Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines with the strongest winds ever recorded in a tropical cyclone at landfall (2013). And Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of 500- and 1000-rupee banknotes, invalidating 86% of the currency then in circulation, on the same day Hillary Clinton became only the fifth U.S. presidential candidate to win the popular vote but lose the Electoral College (2016).


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