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1534 – English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England – a role formerly held by the Pope
1739 – Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin’s Ear [NS=Oct 19]
1942 – 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
1950 – Pope Pius XII witnesses “The Miracle of the Sun” while at the Vatican
1957 – WYTV TV channel 33 in Youngstown, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 – Loyalist paramilitaries carry out a raid on Royal Ulster Constabulary station in County Derry, and steal 4 British Army Sterling sub-machine Guns
1974 – Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award
1975 – King Juan Carlos assumes power in Spain
2005 – The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
2011 – “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres at the Rome Film Festival

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