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1642

Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen's land, later renamed Tasmania.

1859

Darwin's Origin of Species was published.

1871

The National Rifle Association was incorporated.

1963

Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.

1971

D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000.

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