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December 19

Summary
Events Pre-1600 *1154 – Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey. *1187 – Pope Clement III is elected. *1490 – Anne, Duchess of Brittany, is married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy. *1562 – The Battle of Dreux takes place during the French Wars of Religion. 1601–1900 *1606 – The ships , , and depart England carrying settlers who founded, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States. *1675 – The Great Swamp Fight, a pivotal battle in King Philip's War, gives the English settlers a bitterly won victory. *1776 – Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in The Pennsylvania Journal entitled "The American Crisis". *1777 – American Revolutionary War: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. *1783 – William Pitt the Younger becomes the youngest Prime Minister of the United Kingdom a
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