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Father Secchi demonstrated his water quality disk to the pope on 20 April 1865.
A chivalric form of planned battle took place on 26 March 1351.
The conspirators who planned to assassinate the Prime Minister and his Cabinet were arrested on 23 February 1820.
On 23 January 1795, William of Orange's fleet, stuck in frozen waters of the Zuiderzee, was attacked by the French cavalry.
The Riot Act was read to young officers at West Point Military Academy on 25 December 1826, following a boisterous party which began the night before.
The mysterious prisoner died at the Bastille on 19 November 1703.
On 8 October 1856, a British flagged Chinese vessel was seized and the Second Opium War began.
Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrived in Los Angeles on 8 September 1916
The first successful unaided swim of the English Channel began on 24 August 1875.
On 21 July 356 BC, the day Alexander the Great was said to have been born, the temple burned to the ground.