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On this day:

1542: Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, then capital of Portuguese India

1909: Indian nationalist Sri Aurobindo acquitted in the Alipore Bomb Case in Calcutta, India

1994: The Channel Tunnel linking the United Kingdom with France is opened

Born on this day:

1856: Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist

Gone on this day:

1859: Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer, explorer

1862: Henry David Thoreau, American writer, philosopher


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