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1509

Henry VIII was crowned king of England.

1647

Early American feminist Margaret Brent demanded a seat and vote in the Maryland Assembly, but was ejected from that body.

1675

King Philip's War, the most devastating war between the colonists and Indians, began with Indians attacking the Swansea (Mass.) settlement.

1908

The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, N.J.

1947

Kenneth Arnold, an American pilot, reported seeing strange objects near Mt. Rainier, Washington. He described them as "saucers skipping across the water," hence the term "flying saucers" was born.

1948

The Soviet Union began a blockade of Berlin. Allied forces responded with what would be known as the Berlin Airlift flying in more than 2 million tons of supplies over the next year.

1997

The U.S. Air Force released The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies.

2011

New York passes a law to allow same-sex marriage, becoming the largest state that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry.

2012

Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island Tortoise, died at a Galapagos National Park, making the subspecies extinct.

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