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In A.D. 54, Ro­man Em­peror Claudius I died af­ter be­ing poi­soned, ap­par­ently at the be­hest of his wife, Agrip­pina.

In 1399, King Henry IV of Eng­land was crowned. He had usurped the crown from Richard II, begin­ning the Lan­cas­trian dy­nasty and plant­ing the seeds of the Wars of the Roses.

In 1710, Eng­land gained con­trol of Nova Sco­tia when the French sur­ren­dered Port Royal.

In 1792, U.S. pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton laid the cor­ner­stone of the White House.

In 1812, Bri­tish and Cana­dian forces un­der Gen­eral Sir Isaac Brock de­feated the U.S. army at Queen­ston Heights on the Ni­a­gara fron­tier. Brock was killed dur­ing the fighting. Al­most 1,000 Amer­i­cans were taken pris­oner while the vic­tors lost only 28 killed and 77 wounded. The vic­tory helped to raise the morale of the in­hab­i­tants of Up­per Canada and con­vince them that they could re­sist con­quest by their larger neigh­bour.

In 1843, the Jewish or­ga­ni­za­tion B’nai Brith was founded in New York City.

In 1860, J.B. Black took what was prob­a­bly the first aerial pho­to­graph, from a bal­loon over Bos­ton.

In 1916, Gen­eral Mo­tors was in­cor­po­rated.

In 1943, Italy de­clared war on Ger­many, its former Axis part­ner.

In 1953, Sir Win­ston Churchill was awarded the No­bel Prize in lit­er­a­ture.

In 1960, Bill Maze­roski’s ninth-in­ning homer gave the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates a 10-9 win over the vis­it­ing New York Yan­kees in Game Seven of the World Se­ries. It was the first homer to end a World Se­ries. (Toronto’s Joe Carter also ac­com­plished the feat in 1993).

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