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December 14

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Events Pre-1600
  • 557 – Constantinople is severely damaged by an earthquake, which cracks the dome of Hagia Sophia.
  • 835 – Sweet Dew Incident: Emperor Wenzong of the Tang dynasty conspires to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot is foiled. *1287 – St. Lucia's flood: The Zuiderzee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses, killing over 50,000 people. *1542 – Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen of Scots at the age of one week on the death of her father, James V of Scotland. 1601–1900 *1751 – The Theresian Military Academy is founded in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. *1780 – Founding Father Alexander Hamilton marries Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York. *1782 – The Montgolfier brothers first test fly an unmanned hot air balloon in France; it floats nearly . *1812 – The French invasion of Russia comes to an end as the remnants of the Grande Armée are expelled from Russ
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