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   May 7

   1189: Hamburg Hanseatic,
   [2]The  Kaiser  Fiedrich  Barbarossa  granted  customs  and commercial
   rights  to the German town of Hamburg. One of the first members of the
   Hanseatic League.

   1429: B. Orleans, Joan of Arc def. English Source: ToW

   1824: Beethoven's Ninth,
   [3]Ludwig  van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor was performed for
   the  first time in Vienna, Austria. Beethoven's musical interpretation
   of  Schiller's  Ode  to  Joy. The composer was completely deaf when he
   wrote the symphony.

   1910:  George  V, King of Britain. George V crowned 1911, 22 June King
   of Britain.

   1954:  Dien Bien Phu, Viet Minh troops defeated the French army in the
   Battle  of  Dien Bien Phu, and forced the French government to abandon
   its attempts to regain control of Indochina. This battle is considered
   one  of  the greatest victories won by a former colony over a colonial
   power.  It  shows  what  determined patriots in a guerilla army can do
   against  modern  firepower.  Peasants carried artillery shell on their
   backs  one  at  a  time up the mountains to rain hell upon the French.
   Unfortunately  the  Americans never learned the lessons of Mao's "fish
   in the sea". --[4]<Privateers@Privateers.org>


   1. http://sinclair.quarterman.org/timeline.html
   2. http://www.rrz.uni-hamburg.de/Hamburg/HH_homepage_english.html
   3. http://www.futurenet.com/classicalnet/beginners/rev50/4.html
   4. mailto:Privateers@Privateers.org
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