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161 - Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.
321 - Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.
1138 - Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king
1277 - Condemnation of 219 philosophical and theological theses by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris.
1530 - King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
1560 - Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, N Africa
1573 - Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
1621 - John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
1633 - Prince Frederik Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg
1644 - Massachusetts establishes 1st two-chamber legislature in colonies
1696 - English King William III departs Netherlands
1774 - British close port of Boston to all commerce
1778 - Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
1798 - The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
1799 - The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.

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