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Sinclair Dates

   December 11

   1688:  Glorious  Revolution, Catholic King James II of England and VII
   of  Scotland  was  driven  from  London by an almost-bloodless revolt;
   succeeded by [2]William and Mary.

   1688:  Sack of Rosslyn Chapel, Shortly after the protestant William of
   Orange  had  landed  in England and displaced the Catholic James II, a
   mob  from  Edinburgh and some of the villagers from Roslin entered and
   damaged  the  [3]Chapel. Their object was to destroy the furniture and
   vestments, which were now regarded as Popish and idolatrous.

   1698: Maurepas in Darien, Arrival of the Maurepas.

   1917: Lithuania, German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from

   1936:  Edward VIII abdicates, King Edward VIII of England abdicates on
   10  December  and  announced  it  to the public during a radio address
   11/12, saying "I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden
   of  responsibility and to discharge the duties of King as I would wish
   to  do without the help and support of the woman I love." 12/12, after
   Edward  had  already  departed  for  Austria to stay with friends, his
   brother, now King George VI, named him the duke of Windsor.

   1936: George VI, King of Britain.

   1941: Japanese occupy Guam,

   1958: Upper Volta, (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France


   1. http://sinclair.quarterman.org/timeline.html
   2. http://sinclair.quarterman.org/www/sinclair.quarterman.org/today/tomorrow.inc#William & Mary
   3. http://www.rosslynchapel.org.uk/
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