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Francis Asbury died 3/31/1816 at Spottsylvania, VA (south & west of Fredericksburg, VA).  He was born to Methodist parents at Hamstead Bridge, Staffordshire (suburb of Birmingham) England, 8/20/1745.  183 more words

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John C. Calhoun, at the age of 68, died of tuberculosis at the Old Brick Capitol boarding house in Washington, D.C. He was buried at St. 685 more words

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1596       René Descartes, French philosopher and scientist.

He was a French philosopher, mathematician and writer who spent most of his life in the Dutch Republic. 223 more words

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1719       Sir John Hawkins, author of the first history of music.

He was an English naval commander and administrator, merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, privateer and slave trader. 116 more words

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1533 – Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

1814 – The allied European nations against Napoleon marched into Paris.

1822 – Florida became a U.S. 526 more words

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