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This Day In European History

20th October

Events
1740: The Death of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI – the last Habsburg Emperor – begins a war to inherit his lands.
1827: The battle of Navarino; a combined Anglo-Franco-Russian fleet defeat a joint Turkish-Egyptian navy.
1922: Benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy.

Births
1632: Christopher Wren, English architect.
1784: Henry John Temple, British prime minister.
1854: Arthur Rimbaud, French poet.
1891: James Chadwick, English physicist.
1904: Anna Neagle, British actress and singer.

Deaths
1570: João de Barros, Portuguese historian.
1740: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI.
1890: Richard Burton, British explorer.

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