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This Day In History (05.11.2018)

  • 1189 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade.
  • 1310 Fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics.
  • 1502 Christopher Columbus begins 4th & last trip to the “Indies”.
  • 1548 Start of great fire in Brielle.
  • 1674 Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty.
  • 1749 British parliament accepts Consolidation Act, to reorganise the Royal Navy.
  • 1751 Pennsylvania Hospital founded by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1772 Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed.
  • 1904 Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace.
  • 1917 King George V grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand.
  • 1925 Communist Party of Holland splits.
  • 1940 NY World’s Fair reopens.
  • 1953 Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage).
  • 1956 Elvis Presley’s 1st entry on UK charts with “Heartbreak Hotel”.
  • 1962 Antonio Segni becomes President of Italy.
  • 1965 Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000.
  • 1973 Dutch government of Uyl forms.
  • 1977 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game.
  • 1984 Transit of Earth as seen on Mars.
  • 1985 Pope John Paul II arrival in Netherlands marred by violent protest.
  • 1989 US President George H. W. Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama.
  • 2010 David Cameron becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after forming a coalition government between the Liberal Democrats and his own Conservative Party.
  • 2013 Barcelona wins its fourth La Liga title in four years.
  • 2014 Thousands protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant in Hangzhou, China.
  • 2015 Record price for a work of art at auction: Picasso’s The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’) sells for US$179.3 million at Christies in New York.
  • 2016 Brazilian senate votes to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial for budgetary violations.

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