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Historical Events

  • 1066 William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England
  • 1290 Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000
  • 1540 Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola comfirmed by Pope Paul III in Rome
  • 1779 John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain
  • 1821 Mexican Empire declares its independence; Mexican revolutionary forces occupy Mexico City as Spanish withdraw
  • 1822 French scholar Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone
  • 1905 The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².
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