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December 17, 1920: AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it
August 18, 1944: U.S. 15th Army corp reaches Mantes-Gassicourt near Paris
July 13, 1935: Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
November 6, 1900: President William McKinley (R) re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan
November 2, 1950: Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP

Events That Made History Today - March 20

141 - 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1345 - Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
1525 - Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants
1569 - Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Ce
1598 - French king Henri IV and duke van Mercour sign treaty
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Events That Made History Tomorrow - March 21

1349 - 3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany
1421 - Battle of Beauge-French beat British
1492 - Alonzo Pietro, pilot, sailed with Columbus
1610 - King James I addresses English House of Commons
1681 - 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
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Events That Made History Yesterday - March 19

1227 - Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX
1452 - Frederick III of Hapsburg crowned Roman German Emperor
1524 - Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas
1540 - Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"
1563 - Peace of Amboise: Rights for Huguenots
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1772 - The Year That Was

January 1: 1st traveller's checks issued (London)
February 12: Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
February 17: 1st partition of Poland-Russia and Prussia, joined later by Austria
March 13: Gotthold Lessing's "Emilia Calotti," premieres in Brunswick
April 30: John Clais patents 1st scale
May 11: Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
June 6: Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
June 9: 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI
June 9: 1st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion
June 10: Burning of Gaspee, British revenue cutter, by Rhode Islanders
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