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1547

King Henry VIII of England died and his nine-year-old son, Edward VI, assumed the throne.

1915

Congress passed legislation creating the U.S. Coast Guard.

1916

The first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis, was appointed.

1986

U.S. shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after lift off, killing all seven crew members aboard, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.

1999

The creation of Element 114 is announced by scientists.

2003

In his second State of the Union Address, President Bush presents case for war with Iraq.

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