April 7

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451 – Attila’s Huns plunder Metz 529 – First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (“Body of Civil Law”) is issued by order of Justinian I, Eastern Roman Emperor. 1348 – Prague U, 1st university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV 1712 – Slave revolt in New York City. The Revolt was an uprising by […]

April 6

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46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus. 1199 – King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder. 1580 – One of the largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, […]

April 5

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1566 – Two-hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrick van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Seventeen Provinces. 1614 – In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe. 1621 – The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth,
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Today in History April 4

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1460 – University of Basel in Swizerland forms 1655 – Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates 1660 – English King Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (Freedom of Religion) 1686 – English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence 1687 – King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in […]

Today in History April 3

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1146 – Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urgin 1312 – 2nd council of Vienna 1764 – Austrian archduke Jozef crowned himself Roman Catholic king 1776 – Washington receives honorary degree from Harvard College 1856 – Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos 1922 – Stalin appointed General
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March 31

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1146 – Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade. 1651 – Great earthquake at Cuzco, Peru 1850 – US population hits 23,191,876 1861 – Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans 1870 – First black […]

March 30

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1815 – Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian unification. 1822 – The Florida Territory is created in the United States. 1841 – The National Bank of Greece is founded in Athens. 1842 – Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford […]

March 29

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502 – King Gundobad issues a new legal code (Lex Burgundionum) at Lyon that makes Gallo-Romans and Burgundians subject to the same laws. 1792 – King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm’s Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV […]

March 28

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AD 37 – Roman emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. 193 – Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus. 364 – Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor. 1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm […]

March 27

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196 BC – Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt 1513 – Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida 1625 – Charles I, King Of England, Scotland and Ireland, ascends English throne 1668 – English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company 1790 – The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) invented […]