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Today in History

Events (800 years ago today): 1214 - The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.

Events (200 years ago today): 1814 - Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars.

Events (100 years ago today): 1914 - World War I: The first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.

Births (150 years ago today): 1864 - Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1918)

Births (100 years ago today): 1914 - Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi (d. 2006)

Births (50 years ago today): 1964 - Karen Marie Moning, American author

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1814 - Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and politician, Russian Minister of Justice (b. 1744)

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