THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1248 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates
  • 1644 “Areopagitica”, a pamphlet by John Milton decrying censorship, is published
  • 1869 The clipper Cutty Sark is launched In Dumbarton, Scotland, one of the last clippers ever built and the only one still surviving
  • 2005 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is elected president of Liberia, the first woman to lead an African country

Source: Onthisday.com

 
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