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11 April 1689: King William III and Queen Mary II crowned as joint sovereigns of Great Britain and Ireland.

1713: France gave Gibraltar to Britain.

1814: Napoleon abdicated as Emperor of France and was exiled to Elba.

1855: First (green) pillar boxes installed.

1945: Buchenwald concentration camp liberated by the US.

1948: The Dead Sea Scrolls discovered.