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August 20, 1940: 1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain
April 11, 1950: U.S. B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia
July 17, 1986: Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
June 5, 1995: 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire
February 16, 600: Pope Gregory the Great decree saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze

Events That Made History Today - February 21

1173 - Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Absp of Canterbury
1431 - England begins trial against Joan of Arc
1564 - Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte
1574 - Spanish garrison of Middelburg Netherlands surrenders
1583 - Groningen Netherlands begins using Gregorian calendar
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Events That Made History Tomorrow - February 22

896 - Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor
1071 - Battle of Cassel-Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I
1281 - Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV
1288 - Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
1300 - Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree
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Events That Made History Yesterday - February 20

1525 - Swiss and German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
1547 - King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
1613 - Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies
1653 - Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1673 - 1st recorded wine auction held in London
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1096 - The Year That Was

May 18: Crusaders massacre Jews of Worm
June 25: 1st Crusade slaughter Jews of Werelinghofen Germany
October 21: Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders

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