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April 20

Summary
Events Pre-1600 *1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a bull of Pope Boniface VIII. 1601–1900 *1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves England's Rump Parliament. *1657 – English Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet, under heavy fire from the shore, at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • 1657 – Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City). *1752 – Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57). *1770 – The Georgian king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza. *1775 – American Revolutionary War: The Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord. *1789 – George Washington arrives at Grays Ferry, Philadelphia, while en route to Manhattan for his inauguration. *1792 – France declares war against the "King of Hungary
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