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