THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 27 BC The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate
  • 1412 The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy
  • 1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow
  • 1605 The first edition of “El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha” (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid
  • 1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
  • 1913 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
  • 1920 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris

Source: Onthisday.com

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