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This day in History May 27th

This day in History May 27th 1679 – Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening a person’s right to challenge unlawful arrest and imprisonment) passed in England. 1703 – Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great. 1873 – Heinrich Schliemann discovers “Priam’s Treasure” a cache of gold and other objects in Hisarlik (Troy) in Anatolia. […]

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This day in History May 24th

This day in History May 24th 1595 – Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalogue of an institutional library. 1738 – John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement, and celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day. 1844 – Samuel Morse taps out “what hath God wrought” in the world’s first telegram […]

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This day in History May 21st

This day in History May 21st 1792 – Mount Unzen on Japan’s Shimabara Peninsula, erupts creating a tsunami, killing about 15,000 people. It was Japan’s deadliest volcanic eruption. 1832 – First Democratic National Convention (Baltimore). 1871 – July 28th. French regular troops attack Commune of Paris. 17,000 people dead. 1927 – Aviator Charles Lindburgh, in […]