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1492-In Spain, six Jews and five Conversos are accused of using black magic

1791-First Catholic college in U.S., Georgetown, opens

1869-Free postal delivery formally inaugurated

1889-Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed

1920-League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva

1939-Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews

1948-William Lyon Mackenzie King retires as PM of Canada

1957-U.S. sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years and $3,000

1969-250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington DC against the Vietnam War

1977-U.S. President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

1978-183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka

1980-Pope John Paul II begins 5-day visit to West Germany

1983-Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed

1989-"Batman" is released on video tape

1991-Dow Jones average drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)

1999-Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

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