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1554

Lady Jane Grey, queen of England for nine days (in 1553), was executed for high treason.

1733

Led by philanthropist James Edward Oglethorpe, the first English colonists arrived in Georgia, at the site of Savannah.

1818

Chile formally proclaimed its independence from Spain.

1870

The Utah Territory granted women the right to vote (revoked in 1887).

1909

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded.

1912

Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Manchu (Ch'ing) dynasty in China, renounced his throne following the establishment of a republic under Sun Yat-sen.

1973

The first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam war took place.

1999

The Senate voted to acquit President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.

2002

Yugoslavian ex-president Slobodan Milosevic went on trial for war crimes.

2010

The 2010 Winter Olympics opened in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The games got off to a tragic start when a luger from the Republic of Georgia, Nodar Kumaritashvili, dies tragically in a crash during training run.

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