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Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition begins

Robert Falcon Scott’s ship, the Terra Nova, sets sail from Cardiff, Wales on June 15, 1910, bound for Antarctica. Though it will succeed in reaching its objective, the expedition will end in tragedy as Scott and his companions give up their lives in order to become the second party to reach the South Pole.
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Focke-Wulf Ta 152H

Focke-Wulf Ta 152HThe Focke-Wulf Ta 152H was designed as a high altitude version of the standard Ta 152, but as a result of a series of poor decisions by the German Air Ministry it became the only version of the aircraft to actually enter combat, and only in tiny numbers and too late to have any impact on the course of the war.
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Louis XIV and religion

Louis XIV held simple views regarding religion that dated back to Francis I - that the king controlled the Catholic Church and that the Church should do his biding. This brought Louis into clashes with various popes but they could not take on one of Europe's most powerful monarchs and Louis got his way regarding religion.
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History of O-9 SS-70 - History

0-9(SS-70: dp. 520.6 (surf. n.), 629 (subm.); 1. 172& 39;4& 34;; b. 18& 39;~& 34;; dr. 14& 39;5& 34;; s. 14 k. (surf.), 10.5 k. (subm.); cpl. 29; a. 1 3& 34;; 4 18& 34; tt.; cl. 0-1)O-9 (SS-70) was laid down 15 February 1917 at Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quiney, Mass.; launched 27 January 1918 sponsored by Mrs.
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