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Historical Events

  • 1715 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
  • 1939 WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig
  • 1941 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David
  • 1945 Japan surrenders ending WW II (US date, 2nd September in Japan)
  • 1969 Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris
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