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    Harassed by a mob, British troops on this day in 1770 opened fire, killing Crispus Attucks and four others in the Boston Massacre, an event that galvanized anti-British feelings in the lead-up to the American

    American women get the right to vote
    The US women's suffrage movement has walked an arduous road, from 1848's Seneca Falls Convention, through decades of activism, and some violent resistance, but the journey ends as the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified 42 years after Congress first introduced it.

    Twelve citizens of Lancashire, England have been accused of 10 murders by way of witchcraft. A brew of familial bad blood, local leaders keen to please King James, and the reputation of Pendle Hill, a wild and wooly part of Lancashire, will lead to the mass hanging of 10 "witches".

    Notre Dame Cathedral hosts the nuptials of France's Protestant Huguenot Henry III of Navarre and Margaret of Valois, a Catholic. The marriage will not heal the country's religious schism, and just five days later Catholic mobs will attack and kill thousands of Huguenots, Henry barely escaping

    Congratulations are in order as James Meredith graduates with a political science degree from the segregated University of Mississippi, or 'Ole Miss', less than a year after federal troops had to quell racist violence when he became the first African American to enroll in the history of the school.

    A gunman invaded a primary school in the small Scottish town of Dunblane and shot to death 16 young children and their teacher before turning a gun on himself; the school shooting resulted in various changes to British gun laws.
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