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Today in 1388 6,000 Austrian invaders were beaten back by a mere 600 Swiss men in a stunning victory at Nafels. Henry V and 12 year-old Edward V became kings today. James Cook discovered Botany Bay, now Sydney, Australia. Robert E. Lee surrendered, the beginning of the end of the US UnCivil War. Manuel Noriega became the first foreign criminal head of state to be convicted of crimes in the US. Baghdad fell and Saddam Hussein's statue came a'tumblin' down; looting, chaos and ineptness followed in its wake. Germany invaded Denmark and Norway. Celebrating birthdays: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Baudelaire, Hugh Hefner, Tom Lehrer, Dennis Quaid, and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Died today: Richard Condon, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rabelais and Francis Bacon.
 
     
 
 
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