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• 1479 BC – Thutmose III  became the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, although during the first 22 years of the reign he was co-regent with his aunt, Hatshepsut.

• 1704 – The first issue of The Boston News-Letter, the first continuously published newspaper in British North America, was published.

• 1916 – Irish republicans led by Patrick Pearse began the Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland, and proclaimed the Irish Republic an independent state.

• 1933 – Nazi Germany began its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg.

• 1973 – Sachin Tendulkar's Birth Day, Indian cricketer.

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