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In 1790, a site along the Potomac River was designated the permanent seat of the United States government; the area became Washington, D.C.

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In 1540, England’s King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

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In 1608, the city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.

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In 1788, Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution.

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In 1509, England’s King Henry VIII married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

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In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

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In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

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In 1789, America's first inaugural ball was held in New York in honor of President George Washington, who'd taken the oath of office a week earlier.

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In 1776, Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

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In 1515, Pope Leo X promulgated the bull "Inter sollicitudines" allowing the Catholic Church to review and censor books.

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Thanks for the suggestions about Jennifer Livingston, but her anti-bullying campaign began in October 2012.