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Subject: [Q-R] Today in History Dec 9
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 10:16:28 EST


Dec 9, 1835 The army of the Republic of Texas captures San Antonio
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Dec 9, 1594 Happy Birthday King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
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Dec 9, 1757 Famine in New France due to poor harvest causes inhabitants to
butcher their horses
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Dec 9, 1755 The first Post Office in Canada opens at Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Dec 9, 1561 Happy Birthday Edwin Sandys, founder of the Virginia Colony
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Dec 9,1848 Happy Birthday Joel Chandler Harris-creator of Uncle Remus stories
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Dec 9, 1165 Malcom lV King of Scotland dies at age 24
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Dec 9, 1706 Pedro ll King of Portugal dies at age 58
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Dec 9, 1640 Hugh Bewitt banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony when he
declares himself free of original sin
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Dec 9, 1783 First execution at English-Newgate Jail


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