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July 22, 1954: Virgin Islands (U.S.) adopts constitution (Revised Organic Act)
April 22, 1964: Tanganyika and Zanzibar form republic Tanzania
May 20, 1939: Pan Am begins transatlantic passenger and air mail service

Events That Made History Today - August 19

14 - Augustus dies and is declared to be a god.
440 - St. Sixtus III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1071 - Battle at Manzikert: Seldjuken sultan Alp Arslan beats Byzantine King
1099 - Crusaders beat Saracens in Battle of Ascalon
1263 - King James I of Argon censors Hebrew writing
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Events That Made History Tomorrow - August 20

2 - Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
573 - Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
917 - Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
1191 - Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
1534 - Turkish Admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
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Events That Made History Yesterday - August 18

410 - King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies and plunders Rome
1289 - Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
1564 - Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 - King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
1605 - Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
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1474 - The Year That Was

March 30: Duke Sigismund van Tirol ends contacts with Switzerland
April 9: Breisach land guardian Peter von Hagenbach throws out Walloon/Italians
December 12: Isabella crowns herself queen of Castilie and Aragon

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