13 October 2022: This day in history

54: Nero succeeds Claudius as Roman Emperor

1307: French King Philip IV has Grand Master Jacques de Molay and Knights Templar arrested and charged with idolatry and corruption

1884: Greenwich in London established as the universal time meridian of longitude

1924: Mecca falls without struggle to Saudi forces led by Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

1943: Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany

1944: US 1st army begins battle of Aachen, first German city captured during World War II

2010: Copiapó mining accident in Chile comes to a happy end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground


Source: Onthisday.com

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