Charles Darwin and Abe Lincoln share a birthday, Superman makes his radio debut, President Clinton is acquitted in his impeachment trial, and Charles Schulz dies, all on this day.
1554: A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason at the age of 16 or 17. Jane, the granddaughter of Henry VII and a first cousin once removed of Edward VI, was nominated as successor to the throne by her 15-year-old cousin as he lay dying in June 1553. During her short reign, she resided in the Tower of London, becoming a prisoner when the Privy Council decided to change sides and proclaim Edward's half-sister Mary as queen on July 19, 1553.
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