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Events (600 years ago today): 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.

Events (50 years ago today): 1966 - The former Congolese Prime Minister, Évariste Kimba, and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.

Births (100 years ago today): 1916 - Justin Catayée, French soldier and politician (d. 1962)

Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Thomas Häßler, German footballer and manager

Deaths (600 years ago today): 1416 - Jerome of Prague, Czech martyr and theologian (b. 1379)

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