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Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.

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 Today in History - 12/16

  • 882 Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII
  • 1431 King Henry VI of England crowned king of France
  • 1538 King Fran‡ois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants
  • 1577 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istv n B thory
  • 1617 Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces R¡o de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)
  • 1631 Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages and kills 4,000
  • 1653 Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector