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1066 — Battle of Hastings
1776 — US Declaration of Independence
1789-1799 — the French Revolution
1939-1945 — Second World War
1989 — Fall of the Berlin Wall
2012 — London Olympics
44 BC — the death of Julius Caesar
79 AD — eruption of Vesuvius

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