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1647

The first recorded execution of a witch reportedly took place in Massachusetts when Achsah Young was hanged.

1703

St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great.

1936

The Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage, arriving in France four hours later.

1937

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.

1941

British ships sank the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France, resulting in the loss of 2,300 lives.

1994

Nobel-prize winning dissident, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile.

1996

After a year and a half of bloodshed, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with the leader of the Chechen rebels and negotiated a cease-fire.

1999

Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague for crimes against humanity.

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