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25th April in History

1590 – The Sultan of Morocco launched his successful attack to capture Timbuktu. 1644 – The Ming Chongzhen emperor committed suicide by hanging himself.  1707 – At theRead more ›

24th April in History

1558 – Mary, Queen of Scotland, married the French dauphin, Francis. 1800 – The Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation. 1805 – The U.S. MarinesRead more ›

23rd April in History

1348 – The first English order of knighthood was founded. It was the Order of the Garter. 1564 – Poet, playwright William Shakespeare  (“Julius Caesar,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “MacBeth”)  1666 –Read more ›

22nd April in history’s

1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil. 1509 – Henry VIII ascended to the throne of England upon the death of his father Henry VII. 1529Read more ›

21st April in history

753 BC – Today is the traditional date of the foundation of Rome. 1526 – Mongol Emperor Babur annihilated the Indian Army of Ibrahim Lodi. 1689 – WilliamRead more ›

20th April in history

1657 – English Admiral Robert Blake fought his last battle when he destroyed the Spanish fleet in Santa Cruz Bay. 1689 – The siege of Londonderry began. SupportersRead more ›

19th April in history

1539 – Emperor Charles V reached a truce with German Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany. 1587 – English admiral Sir Francis Drake entered Cadiz harbor and sank the SpanishRead more ›

18th April in History

1521 – Martin Luther confronted the emperor Charles V in the Diet of Worms and refused to retract his views that led to his excommunication. 1838 – TheRead more ›

17th April in history

1492 – Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find a passage to Asia and the Indies. 1521 – Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman CatholicRead more ›

16th April in history

1705 – Queen Anne of England knighted Isaac Newton. 1862 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved conscription act for white males between 18 and 35. 1862 – InRead more ›

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