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On This Day (by Bruce)
Events and birthdays around the world on this day
In 814 Charlemagne German emperor, dies at 71.
In 1256 William of Holland Holy Roman emperor, dies at about 28.
In 1457 Henry VII king of England (1485-1509), born.
In 1547 Henry VIII King of England (1509-47), dies at 55.
In 1547 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England.
In 1581 James VI signs the 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland.
In 1595 Sir Francis Drake English navigator, dies at about 50.
In 1600 Clement IX Pistoia, Italy, 238th Roman Catholic pope (1667-69), born.
In 1613 Galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune.
In 1693 Anna "Ivanovna" tsarina of Russia (1730-40), born.
In 1768 Frederick VI Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814), born.
In 1819 Sir Stamford Raffles 1st lands in Singapore.
In 1841 Henry Stanley journalist/explorer (found Livingston in Africa), born.
In 1855 William Seward Burroughs inventor (recording adding machine), born.
In 1912 Jackson Pollack abstract artist (Lavender Mist), born.
In 1928 Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway at age 101.
In 1933 Susan Sontag NYC, author/film director (1966 Pol Award), born.
In 1936 Alan Alda NYC, actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born.
In 1939 William Butler Yeats Irish poet, dies in France at 73.
In 1958 Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor.
In 1961 Republic of Rwanda proclaimed.
In 1980 Jimmy Durante NYC, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86.
In 1986 Christa McAuliffe, Dr Judith Arlene Resnik, Ellison S Onizuka, Francis R Scobee, Michael J Smith and Ronald E McNair, die in the Challenger Space shuttle disaster.
Jan 13th, 2014