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1293 – Robert Winchelsey leaves Eng­land for Rome, to be con­se­crated as Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury.

1545 – Potosí is founded af­ter the dis­cov­ery of ma­jor sil­ver de­posits in the area.

1893 – The rank of Chief Petty Of­fi­cer in the United States Navy is es­tab­lished.

1918 – The Royal Air Force is cre­ated by the merger of the Royal Fly­ing Corps and the Royal Naval Air Ser­vice.

1924 – Adolf Hitler is sen­tenced to five years in jail for his par­tic­i­pa­tion in the “Beer Hall Putsch”. How­ever, he spends only nine months in jail, dur­ing which he writes Mein Kampf.

1936 – Odisha for­merly known as Kalinga or Utkal be­comes a state in In­dia.

1949 – The Govern­ment of Canada re­peals Ja­panese Cana­dian in­tern­ment af­ter seven years.

1954 – Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower au­tho­rizes the cre­ation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

1970 – Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon signs the Pub­lic Health Cig­a­rette Smok­ing Act into law, re­quir­ing the Sur­geon Gen­eral’s warn­ings on tobacco prod­ucts and ban­ning cig­a­rette ad­ver­tise­ments on tele­vi­sion and ra­dio in the United States, start­ing on Jan­uary 1, 1971.

1976 – Ap­ple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Woz­niak, and Ron­ald Wayne.

1979 – Iran be­comes an Is­lamic repub­lic by a 99% vote, of­fi­cially over­throw­ing the Shah.

1999 – Nu­navut is es­tab­lished as a Cana­dian ter­ri­tory carved out of the east­ern part of the North­west Ter­ri­to­ries.

Source: www.wikipedia.org

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