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1554 – Lady Jane Grey, queen of England for nine days (in 1553), was executed for high treason.   1733 – Led by philanthropist James Edward Oglethorpe, the first English colonists arrived in Georgia, at the site of Savannah.   1818 – Chile formally proclaimed its independence from Spain.   1870 – The Utah Territory granted women the right to vote (revoked in 1887).   1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded.   1912 – Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Manchu (Ch’ing) dynasty in China, renounced his throne following the establishment of a republic under Sun Yat-sen.   1973 – The first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam war took place.   1999 – The Senate voted to acquit President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.   2002 – Yugoslavian ex-president Slobodan Milosevic went on trial for war crimes.]]]]> ]]>

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