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1077-German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness

1793-Prussia, Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)

1846-First edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"

1903-"Wizard of Oz" premieres in New York City

1910-British-Russian military intervention in Persia

1919-Sinn Fein proclaims parliament of Free Ireland

1941-British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned

1952-Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

1954-First atomic submarine, USS Nautilus, launched on Thames River, christened by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower

1960-Rock falls trap 437 at Coalbrook South Africa, 417 die of methane poisoning

1968-U.S. B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland

1977-U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders

1977-Italy legalizes abortion

1978-Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks

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