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In 1429 the seven-year-old Henry VI was crowned King of England.

In 1431 he was crowned King Henry II of France. He was the youngest person to succeed to the English throne, aged nine months, upon the death of his father.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th American president, in office from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

In 1932, in Germany’s last election before Hitler seized power on January 30, 1933, the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers’ Party) lost 34 Reichstag seats.

In 1996 a cyclone made landfall at Andhra Pradesh, eastern India, with an estimated death toll of more than 2,000 people on land and at sea.

In 1999, Australians voted in a referendum to reject replacing the Queen as head of state, by 45.13% to 54.87%.

Source: Times UK

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