This day in history

  • 311 Roman Emperor Galerius issues Edict of Toleration, ending persercution of Christians in the Roman Empire
  • 711 Islamic conquest of Iberia: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus)
  • 1562 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
  • 1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America
  • 1859 Charles Dickens’ “A Tale Of Two Cities” is first published in literary periodical “All the Year Round” (weekly installments until Nov 26)
  • 2009 Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Source: Onthisday.com

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