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   May 7

   1189: Hamburg Hanseatic,
   [2]The Kaiser Fiedrich Barbarossa granted customs and commercial
   rights to the German town of Hamburg. One of the first members of the
   Hanseatic League.

   1429: B. Orleans, Joan of Arc def. English Source: ToW

   1824: Beethoven's Ninth,
   [3]Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor was performed for
   the first time in Vienna, Austria. Beethoven's musical interpretation
   of Schiller's Ode to Joy. The composer was completely deaf when he
   wrote the symphony.

   1954: Dien Bien Phu, Viet Minh troops defeated the French army in the
   Battle of Dien Bien Phu, and forced the French government to abandon
   its attempts to regain control of Indochina. This battle is considered
   one of the greatest victories won by a former colony over a colonial
   power. It shows what determined patriots in a guerilla army can do
   against modern firepower. Peasants carried artillery shell on their
   backs one at a time up the mountains to rain hell upon the French.
   Unfortunately the Americans never learned the lessons of Mao's "fish
   in the sea". --[4]<Privateers@Privateers.org>


   1. http://www.quarterman.org/q/timeline.html
   2. http://www.rrz.uni-hamburg.de/Hamburg/HH_homepage_english.html
   3. http://www.futurenet.com/classicalnet/beginners/rev50/4.html
   4. mailto:Privateers@Privateers.org
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