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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 18th

Interesting facts about This day in history May 18th 1291 – After 100 years of Crusader control, Acre is the last Crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed by the Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil. 1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate. 1896 – Khodynka Tragedy. A mass panic on Khodynka Field, […]

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This day in History May 15th

Interesting facts about This day in History May 15th 1252 – Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bill exstirpanda, authorizing, but also limiting, the torture of Heretics in the Medieval Inquisition. 1618 – German astronomer Johannes Kepler discovers the third of his three planetary laws, the “harmonics law”. 1869 – National Woman Suffrage Association forms […]

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This day in History May 14th

Interesting facts about This day in History May 14th 1787 – Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US Constitution. 1796 – English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire. 1804 – Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St […]

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Interesting events throughout history on This Day In History 1660 – English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England 1835 – First installment of Hans Christian Anderson’s “Fairy Tales” in Copenhagen, Denmark. 1895 – China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki. 1902 – Mount Pelee on Martinique erupts, wiping […]

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This Day in History… Interesting facts about today throughout History. 1429 – English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army 1912 – Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer prize in several categories after being established by Joseph Pulitzer 1915 – RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off the […]

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This Day in History… Interesting facts about today throughout History. 1626 – Dutch colonist Peter Minuit organizes the purchase of Manhattan Island from native Americans for 60 guilders worth of goods. 1840 – World’s first adhesive postage stamp, the “Penny Black” is first used in Great Britain. 1889 – The World Fair opens in Paris […]

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This Day in History… Interesting facts about today throughout History 1260 – Kublai Khan, grandson of Ghengis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol empire 1941 – Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa 1965 – First US Army units arrive in Vietnam 1980 – Siege ends at Iranian Embassy in London after SAS storm […]