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Today in History December 7..

Today in History December 7 43 BC Cicero, considered one of the greatest sons of Rome, is assassinated on the orders of Marcus Antonius. 983 Otto III takes the throne after his father’s death in Italy. A power struggle between … Continue reading

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Today in History December 6..

1492 Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Santo Domingo in search of gold. 1776 Phi Beta Kappa, the first scholastic fraternity, is founded at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. 1812 The majority of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand … Continue reading

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Today in history..5/december

Today in History December 5 1484 Pope Innocent VIII issues a bill deploring the spread of witchcraft and heresy in Germany. 1776 Phi Beta Kappa is organized as the first American college Greek letter-fraternity, at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, … Continue reading

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Today in history..4/dec

Today in History December 4 771 With the death of his brother Carloman, Charlemagne becomes sole ruler of the Frankish Empire. 1861 The U.S. Senate, voting 36 to 0, expels Senator John C. Brekinridge of Kentucky because of his joining … Continue reading

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Today in History…2/December

Today in History December 2 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of France in Notre Dame Cathedral. 1805 Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates the first anniversary of his coronation with a victory at Austerlitz over a Russian and Austrian army. 1823 President … Continue reading

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Today in history..1/DECEMBER..

Today in History December 1 1135 Henry I of England dies and the crown is passed to his nephew Stephen of Bloise. 1581 Edmund Champion and other Jesuit martyrs are hanged at Tyburn, England, for sedition, after being tortured. 1861 … Continue reading

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Today in history …30/NOV

Today in History November 30 1782 The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence. 1838 Mexico declares war on France. 1861 The British Parliament sends to Queen Victoria an ultimatum for the United States, demanding the release … Continue reading

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