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• 1598 – King Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes, granting freedom of religion to the Huguenots.

• 1825 - Creek chief William McIntosh (pictured) was executed by being stabbed in the heart for having signed a treating ceding much of remaining Creek lands to the United States.

• 1870 – Dadasaheb Phalke's Birth day, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (Death on 1944)

• 1943 – Second World War: The Royal Navy submarine HMS Seraph began Operation Mincemeat to deceive Germany about the upcoming invasion of Sicily.

• 1916 – Claude Shannon's Birth Day, American mathematician and engineer (Death on 2001)
• 1993 – CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.

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