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Anita
07-24-2008, 07:02 PM
1548: Mary, Queen of Scots, aged six, leaves Scotland for her arranged future marriage to the French dauphin Francis.

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1858: The British government removes the restriction that prevents Jews from serving in Parliament, which allows Lionel Nathan Rothschild to join the House of Commons. [/URL]
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1900: The first Pan-African Congress in London, organized by Henry Sylvester Williams, draws delegates from Africa, North America, the Caribbean, and Europe. W. E. B. Du Bois gives the keynote address.

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1952: The Free Officers, a revolutionary group led by Gamal Abdel Nasser, ousts Egypt's King Faruk I in a coup. Nasser himself comes to power two years later. [URL="http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/refarticle.aspx?refid=761558668"] (http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/refarticle.aspx?refid=761576222)
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1967: A police raid of an after-hours bar in Detroit, Michigan, sparks rioting by African Americans in the city. Forty-three people are killed in the riots.

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1996: Kerri Strug clinches the Olympic gold medal for the U.S. women's gymnastics team when she makes a final vault despite having torn ligaments in her ankle in a previous vault.

highlanderlas
07-24-2008, 07:26 PM
Poor little queen, made to be an adult at the age of 6! She should have been playing with her dollies and not worrying about government. Thanks, Anita.

Anita
07-24-2008, 08:08 PM
I agree with you there!