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1659-Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

1839-Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society

1862-Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza

1901-First games played in baseball's American League

1902-Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA

1915-German-British sea battle at Doggersbank, Helgoland

1924-Russian city of St. Petersburg renamed Leningrad

1935-First canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale,” sold by Kruger Brewing Co.

1939-30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion, Chile

1941-British troops march into Abyssinia

1943-Hitler orders Nazi troops at Stalingrad to fight to death

1958-Two light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in first man-made nuclear fusion

1960-Algeria uprising against French President De Gaulle

1969-Spanish Gen. Franco announces state of emergency

1977-Five lawyers murdered by fascist in Madrid

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