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Today in History

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April 22

1509 - Henry VIII becomes King of England.

1822 - Turkish fleet captures island of Chios off Greece.

1931 - Egypt and Iraq sign treaty of friendship.

1956 - China appoints Dalai Lama chairman of committee to prepare Tibet for regional autonomy within Chinese People’s Republic.

1980 - Dubai Natural Gas Company Limited is inaugurate­d. 1990 - American hostage Robert Polhill is freed in Lebanon after 39 months.

1997 - Commandos storm the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Lima, Peru, ending a 126-day hostage crisis.

1999 - Nato destroys Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s home during airstrike.

2006 - Hundreds are injured in Katmandu when Nepali security opens fire on protesters marching toward royal palace.

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