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708 Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
1178 Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III
1261 Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV
1475 Treaty of Picquigny: King Louis XI buys English contacts
1484 Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII
1540 Emperor Karel deprives city Gent of its definitive rights and privileges
1612 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
1655 Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
1664 Adriaen Pieck and Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam
1708 British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
1708 Haverhill, Massachusetts destroyed by French & Indians
1742 Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Trea