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1740: Frederick II crowned  
Frederick could have been in the midst of composing a symphony, maybe he was playing the flute, or reading the works of his favorite writer Voltaire when he received a royal dispatch at his Rheinsberg castle. His father was on his deathbed and he had to make his way to Potsdam immediately.

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1945: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1842: "Pour le Mérite" extended
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South Korea's defense ministry has said that Pyongyang has attempted to launch an unidentified missile. Under UN measures, North Korea is prohibited from any use of ballistic missile technology.
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Which Prussian king went down in history as Frederick the Great?
  Frederick III.
  Frederick I.
  Frederick II.