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A.D. 54 — Ro­man Em­peror Claudius I died, poi­soned ap­par­ently at the be­hest of his wife, Agrip­pina. 1307 — King Philip IV of France or­dered the ar­rests of Knights Tem­plar on charges of heresy. 1775 — The United States Navy had its ori­gins as the Con­ti­nen­tal Con­gress or­dered the construction of a naval fleet. 1843 — The Jewish or­ga­ni­za­tion B’nai B’rith was founded in New York City. 1932 — Pres­i­dent Her­bert Hoover and Chief Jus­tice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cor­ner­stone for the U.S. Supreme Court build­ing in Wash­ing­ton. 1972 — A Uruguayan char­tered flight car­ry­ing 45 peo­ple crashed in the An­des; sur­vivors re­sorted to feed­ing off the re­mains of some of the dead in or­der to stay alive un­til they were res­cued more than two months later. 2010 — Res­cuers in Chile us­ing a mis­sile-like es­cape cap­sule pulled 33 men one by one to fresh air and free­dom 69 days af­ter they were trapped in a col­lapsed mine a half-mile un­der­ground.

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