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1346: Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor.
1509: Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
1770: Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
1798: Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.
1895: Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
1930: William Beebe, of the New York Zoological Society, dives to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda, in a diving chamber called a bathysphere.
1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1967: Israel and Syria accept a U. N. cease-fire.
1987: Margaret Thatcher wins her third consecutive term as Prime Minister.

Source: HistoryNet.com


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