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August 23, 1942: Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for New York - Washington game, raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
June 5, 1954: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ecclesiae fastos
December 28, 1972: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 18, 1912: Albania declares independence from Turkey
April 10, 1955: 9th NBA Championship: Syrac Nats beat Ft. Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3

Events That Made History Today - December 12

627 - Battle at Nineveh: Byzantine emperor Heraclius beats Perzen
1098 - 1st Crusaders capture and plunder Mara Syria
1474 - Isabella crowns herself queen of Castilie and Aragon
1479 - Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
1524 - Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
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Events That Made History Tomorrow - December 13

863 - Boudouin with the Iron Arm weds Charles de Kales' daughter Judith
1294 - Pope Coelestinus V ends term
1545 - Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opens
1545 - Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
1570 - Sweden/Denmark signs Peace of Stettin
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Events That Made History Yesterday - December 11

384 - St. Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1419 - Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
1477 - Duchess Maria van Bourgondie ends Great Privilegie
1572 - Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
1618 - Russia and Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino
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1735 - The Year That Was

February 8: 1st opera in U.S. "Flora," opens in Charleston, SC
February 18: 1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, South Carolina
March 13: 1st U.S. Moravian bishop, David Nitschmann, consecrated in Germany
August 4: Jury acquits John Zenger (New York Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of New York (victory for Freedom of press)
August 18: Evening Post begins publishing (Boston Mass)
September 22: Robert Walpole is 1st British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street
October 3: France and Emperor Karel VI sign peace accord
November 30: States of Holland forbid Free Masonry

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