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19 Dec
1811
The first of three earthquakes, ranked among the largest in United States history, struck the US MidwestThe first of three earthquakes, ranked among the largest in United States history, struck the US Midwest
207 years ago
19 Dec
1793
In the French Revolutionary wars, French forces under General Dugommier and Napoleon Bonaparte re-captured the city of Toulon from the EnglishIn the French Revolutionary wars, French forces under General Dugommier and Napoleon Bonaparte re-captured the city of Toulon from the English
225 years ago
19 Dec
1741
Danish born explorer Vitus Bering died of scurvy; as an officer in the Russian navy he discovered Alaska and gave his name to the Bering Sea and Bering StraitDanish born explorer Vitus Bering died of scurvy; as an officer in the Russian navy he discovered Alaska and gave his name to the Bering Sea and Bering Strait
277 years ago
19 Dec
1564
The battle of Dreux took place when Catholics under de Guise defeated the Huguenots in the first French Religious WarThe battle of Dreux took place when Catholics under de Guise defeated the Huguenots in the first French Religious War
454 years ago
19 Dec
1154
Henry II was crowned King of England; his great achievements were to strengthen the administration of the country, reform the judicial system, and establish the ExchequerHenry II was crowned King of England; his great achievements were to strengthen the administration of the country, reform the judicial system, and establish the Exchequer
864 years ago
19 Dec
960
The reconstruction of Japan’s Imperial Palace in Kyoto began after it was damaged by fireThe reconstruction of Japan’s Imperial Palace in Kyoto began after it was damaged by fire
1058 years ago
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