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1533: Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn, wife number two. The result was a break with the church in Rome.

1873: The North West Mounted Police were established in Canada - the name was changed to The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.

1887: The French crown jewels went on sale and raised six million francs.

1931: Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire opened.

1934: Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot dead in an ambush by Texas Rangers.

1945: Heinrich Himmler, Hitler's minister of the interior, committed suicide.

2006: Britain's beleaguered immigration system is "not fit for purpose", Home Secretary John Reid admitted.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 23, 2008
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