31 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
1609 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
1807 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; a penalty of £120 per slave is introduced for slave ship captains.
1895 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1960 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)
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