TO­DAY in HIS­TORY

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1576 — Span­ish de­feat Wal­loons, take An­twerp, Bel­gium

1842 — Abra­ham Lin­coln mar­ries Mary Todd in Spring­field, Ill.

1862 — Gatling gun patented (Richard J. Gatling)

1866 — King­dom of Italy an­nexes Vene­tia

1873 — Den­tist John Beers of San Fran­cisco patents the gold crown

1890 — Great Britain pro­claims Zanz­ibar as a pro­tec­torate

1922 — Howard Carter dis­cov­ers tomb of Tu­tankhamen in Egypt

1939 — 1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Fin­land

1939 — First air con­di­tioned au­to­mo­bile (Packard) ex­hib­ited, Chicago, Ill.

1956 — 200,000 Rus­sian troops at­tack anti-Stal­in­ist re­volt in Bu­dapest

1956 — Is­raeli troops reach the Suez Canal

1966 — Flood­ing of Arno River (Italy) de­stroys count­less art works

1978 — Ira­nian troops fire on an­tiShah stu­dent protesters

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