1342 - Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning)
1772 - Slavery outlawed in England
1807 - British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1815 - 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
1911 - King George V of England crowned
1940 - France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed
1941 - Finland invades Karelia
1941 - Germany declares war on Soviet Union during WW II
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