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|1523||In Switzerland, Ulrich Zwingli publishes his 67 Articles, the first manifesto of the Zurich Reformation which attacks the authority of the Pope.|
|1783||William Pitt the Younger becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24.|
|1847||New Mexico Governor Charles Bent is slain by Pueblo Indians in Taos.|
|1861||Georgia secedes from the Union.|
|1902||The magazine “L’Auto” announces the new Tour de France.|
|1915||The first German air raids on Great Britain inflict minor casualties.|
|1923||The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles.|
|1931||The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.|
|1937||Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes.|
|1937||In the Soviet Union, the Council of People’s Commissars is formed under Molotov.|
|1945||The Red Army captures Lodz, Krakow, and Tarnow.|
|1947||The French open a drive on Hue, Indochina.|
|1949||The Chiang Government moves the capital of China to Canton.|
|1950||Communist Chinese leader Mao recognizes the Republic of Vietnam.|
|1968||Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.|
|1981||The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers.|
|1983||The new catholic code expands women’s rights in the cult.|
In 1897, Kunz wrote for the American Journal of Science, and detailed the specific and ultimate coloration of sapphires from the Yogo Gulch region. He wrote that the deviation in color of the stones were “varying from light blue to quite dark blue, including some of the true ‘cornflower’ blue tint so much prized in the sapphires of the Ceylon… Some of them are ‘peacock blue’ and some dichroic, showing a deeper tint in one direction than in another; and some of the ‘cornflower’ gems are equal to any of the Ceylonese, which they strongly resemble,—more than they do those of the Cashmere.”Yogo Sapphires made a splash -and a lot of money. The Yogo Gulch area is still mined for sapphires today. Read about them at The Daily Beast.