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In 1280, Ger­man the­olo­gian and mu­sic the­o­rist Al­ber­tus Mag­nus died. Mag­nus taught famed philoso­pher Thomas Aquinas.

In 1492, Christo­pher Colum­bus noted in his jour­nal the use of to­bacco among the In­di­ans. It was the first recorded ref­er­ence to to­bacco. In 1708, Bri­tish states­man Wil­liam Pitt (the El­der) was born in London.

In 1765, the first Pres­by­te­rian church in Canada was es­tab­lished at Que­bec by Rev. Ge­orge Henry.

In 1777, the Sec­ond Con­ti­nen­tal Congress ap­proved the Ar­ti­cles of Con­fed­er­a­tion, a pre­cur­sor to the Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States.

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