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This Day In History

December 29
1170
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Catholic Church.
1911
Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
1930
Sir Muhammad Iqbal's presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
1937
The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.

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