This Day in History

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I thought it would be fun to find out what happened on today’s date in the past. Here is what I found:


Muhammad XI, the leader of the last Arab stronghold in Spain, surrendered to King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I.


Georgia was admitted to the Union as the 4th state.


Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre took the first photograph of the Moon.


The Russo-Japanese war ended.

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The African-American town of Rosewood, Fla., was burned by a white mob.


The Bruno R. Hauptmann trial began for the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby.          


The first spacecraft to fly by the Moon and also to orbit the Sun, Mechta (Luna 1) was launched by the USSR.


Rudolph Giuliani is inaugurated as New York City’s mayor.


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