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  On this day in history

Thousands of Muslims and Jews were massacred today by the Crusaders who captured Jerusalem in 1099 after a five week siege. Napoleon surrendered today in 1815, and the Inquisition finally ended in Spain after 600 years of state-sanctioned death for heresy in 1834. Boeing was founded today in 1916. 17 years later Wily Post took off on his landmark first solo round the world flight, and the first 707 had its maiden flight. The first Buddhist temple opened in LA. The movie musical "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" premiered with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Zeb Pike started exploring the American Southwest. Inigo Jones, Rembrandt, Forest Whitaker and Iris Murdoch were born today. Billy the Kid, Anton Chekhov and General Tom Thumb died. In '96 4,150 Moonies married at the Garden.
 
     
 
 
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