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1606 – Guy Fawkes was ex­e­cuted af­ter be­ing con­victed for his role in the Gun­pow­der Plot against the English Par­lia­ment and King James I.

1747 – The first clinic spe­cial­is­ing in the treat­ment of vene­real dis­eases was opened at Lon­don Dock Hos­pi­tal.

1798 – Aus­tralia’s first pub­lic clock tower is com­pleted.

1839 – Gawler, South Aus­tralia’s first in­land coun­try town, is es­tab­lished.

1814 – The “ho­ley dol­lar” and “dump” go into cir­cu­la­tion.

1865 – Congress passes the 13th Amend­ment, abol­ish­ing slav­ery.

1880 – The Bul­letin mag­a­zine is first pub­lished.

1917 – Ger­many an­nounced its pol­icy of un­re­stricted sub­ma­rine war­fare.

1968 – Nauru de­clares in­de­pen­dence from Aus­tralia.

1971 – Tele­phone ser­vice between East and West Berlin is re-es­tab­lished af­ter 19 years.

2012 – The Toy­ota Corolla be­comes the world’s best-sell­ing car.

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