Today’s Significant Events
771 – Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
1349 – 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacre during Black Death riots
1456 – Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die
1840 – Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death
1848 – President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California
1933 – 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition of alcohol) repealed (5:32 PM EST)
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