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1610 Henry IV of France, ``Good King Henry``, was murdered by a mad monk in Paris.

1643 Louis XIV became King of France at the age of four years 231 days -and reigned for more than 72 years.

1727 Artist Thomas Gainsborough was born in Sudbury,Suffolk.

1779 The Oaks was first run at Epsom. 1796 Edward Jenner made his first vaccination against smallpox,and laid the foundation for modern immunology.

1811 Paraguay proclaimed her independence. 1842 The British periodical Illustrated London News was first published.

1921 The British Legion was founded in London by Earl Haig -it became the Royal British Legion in 1971.

1948 Israel was established as a Jewish state following the partition of Palestine.

1955 Eastern bloc countries signed the Warsaw Pact.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 14, 2003
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