588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC. 1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England. 1559 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey. 1759 British Museum opens in Montague House, London. 1889 The Coca-Cola Company, then […]

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