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1394 – Charles VI issues a decree for the expulsion of all Jews from France.
1587 – Hideyoshi bans Christianity in Japan and orders all Missionaries and Christians to leave.
1775 – The Continental Congress passes the Postal Service Act with Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General.
1918 – Edward “Mick” Mannock, Britain’s top war ace, is shot down on the Western Front by ground fire.
1689 – English Government forces defeat the Scottish Jacobites at the Battle of Killicrankie .
1909 – Orville Wright sets a world record by flying for 1 hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.
1615 – French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, discovers Lake Huron on his 7th voyage to the new world.
1805 – Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian, was born. He wrote ‘Democracy in America.’