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This Day In History – May 11

Today in Histroy 330 Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes the capital of the Roman Empire 1189 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade 1751

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This Day In History – May 10

Today in Histroy 1497 Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for his first voyage to the New World (disputed) 1775 Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and issues paper currency

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This Day In History – May 9

Today in Histroy 1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England (oldest diplomatic alliance in the world still in force) 1865 President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation declaring armed resistance

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This Day In History – May 8

Today in Histroy 1660 English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England 1835 1st installment of Hans Christian Andersen “Fairy Tales” published by C. A. Reitzel

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This Day In History – May 6

Today in Histroy 1626 Dutch colonist Peter Minuit organizes the purchase of Manhattan Island from Native Americans for 60 guilders worth of goods, believed to have been Canarsee Indians of

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This Day In History – May 5

Today in Histroy 1260 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire 1941 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa 1955 West Germany is granted

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This Day In History – May 4

Today in Histroy 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV restored to

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This Day In History – May 3

Today in Histroy 1791 Constitution of May 3 is proclaimed by the Great Sejm (Parliament) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, becoming the 1st modern constitution in Europe 1926 Britain’s Trade Union

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