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Today in History: May 9

Slide 1 of 14: Thomas Blood attempting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671, (1937). (Print Collector/Heritage-Images/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1671: Colonel Thomas Blood steals crown jewels

Colonel Thomas Blood was an Anglo-Irish officer who is famous for his attempt to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London.

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