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1 King Louis XIV's financial advisor was Jean-Baptiste Colbert. History > European 05/20/08
2 The only one of his six wives to bear King Henry VIII a son was Jane Seymour. History > European 05/21/08
3 John Reynolds of Dane Court died in 1779 History > European 05/29/08
4 Frédéric Passy was born in France. History > European 05/29/08
5 The Luftwaffe, Germany's WWII Air Force, received intensive combat training during the Spanish Civil War History > European 07/06/08
6 Henry VIII of England enjoyed the game of tennis. History > European 09/22/08
7 Henry VIII of England was originally educated to enter the Church. History > European 09/24/08
8 The future Henry VIII became heir apparent to the English throne at the age of ten. History > European 09/28/08
9 The Black Death, or Black Plague, spread to Europe during the 1340s. History > European 10/05/08
10 Queen Victoria came to the English throne in 1837, after the death of her uncle, William IV. History > European 10/16/08
11 Henry VIII of England had four legitimate sons, but only one survived infancy. History > European 10/17/08
12 Immanuel Kant wrote "The Critique of Pure Reason", which specifies the conditions for scientific, mathematical, and metaphysical knowledge. History > European 12/20/08
13 The volumes of the "Encyclopedia" were edited by Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert. History > European 12/23/08
14 The South Sea Company was developed by Queen Anne to handle the trade of all the English colonies. History > European 12/24/08
15 The Index of Prohibited Books was a list of books that went against the views of the Catholic Church. History > European 12/26/08

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