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This Day In European History

17th December

Events
1538: King Henry VIII of England excommunicated by Pope Paul III.
1843: Dickens publishes 'A Christmas Carol'.
1849 The first Bowler Hat goes on sale, made by Thomas Bowler.

Births
1749: Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer.
1778: Humphrey Davy, lamp innovator.

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