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1800: The Irish parliament passed the Act of Union with England. 1854: The Crimean War began after the United Kingdom and France declared war on Russia. 1868: The 7th Earl of Cardigan, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade to disaster at Balaclava in the Crimean War, died. He is now best remembered for the woollen garment named after him.

1890: Paul Whiteman, American jazz bandleader, was born in Denver, Colorado.

1920: Douglas Elton Ullman wed Gladys Smith in Hollywood. The couple were better known as screen stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford and their marriage was described as "Hollywood's first royal wedding". 1930: Turkey's capital city Constantinople changed its name to Istanbul.

1939: Madrid surrendered to Franco to end the Spanish Civil War.

1942: British commandos destroyed the U-boat base at St Nazaire.

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