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On This Day🌄 May26

Independence Day in Georgia (1918)

946 – King Edmund I of England was killed while attending St Augustine's Day Mass.

1637 – Pequot War: An allied Puritan and Mohegan force attacked a fortified Pequot village in the Connecticut Colony, killing between 400 and 700 people.

1906 – Vauxhall Bridge (pictured) in London opened …

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On This Day🌄 May25

Africa Day (1963)

First National Government in Argentina (1810)

Independence Day in Jordan (1946)

Towel Day

1644 – Ming general Wu Sangui let the invading Manchus pass through the Great Wall of China (pictured), allowing them to capture Beijing, leading to the foundation of the Qing dynasty.

1738 – King George II …

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On This Day🌄 May24

Aldersgate Day (Methodism)

1689 – The Act of Toleration became law in England, granting freedom of worship to nonconformists under certain circumstances, but deliberately excluding Catholics.

1883 – New York City's Brooklyn Bridge (pictured) opened – the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time.

1956 – The first edition of the Eurovision …

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Word of the Day🌄 : malapropism

malapropism

the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with an amusing effect (e.g. ‘dance a flamingo ’ instead of flamenco ).

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On This Day🌄 May23

1555 – Giovanni Pietro Carafa became Pope Paul IV and had a short, but tumultuous papacy, during which the Papal States suffered a serious military defeat.

1706 – War of the Spanish Succession: Led by the Duke of Marlborough, the allied forces of England, the Dutch Republic, and Denmark–Norway defeated the …

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On This Day🌄 May22

International Day for Biological Diversity

853 – Byzantine–Arab Wars: The Byzantine navy began to sack and plunder the port city of Damietta on the Nile Delta, whose garrison was absent at the time.

1762 – The Trevi Fountain (pictured) in Rome was officially inaugurated by Pope Clement XIII.

1849 – Abraham Lincoln …

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On This Day🌄 May21

Victoria Day in Canada (2018)

1403 – King Henry III of Castile sent an embassy to the court of Timur (Tamerlane) to discuss the possibility of an alliance between Timur and Castile against the Ottoman Empire.

1856 – A crowd of about 800 pro-slavery Americans ransacked the town of Lawrence, Kansas.

1894 …

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On This Day🌄 May19

Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day in Greece

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey

Ho Chi Minh's birthday in Vietnam

715 – The papacy of Gregory II began; his conflict with Byzantine emperor Leo III eventually led to the establishment of the popes' temporal power.

1743 – French physicist Jean-Pierre …

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On This Day🌄 May18

Flag and Universities Day in Haiti

Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly in Turkmenistan

1388 – During the Battle of Buir Lake, General Lan Yu led a Chinese army forward to crush the Mongol hordes of Toghus Temur, the Khan of Northern Yuan.

1896 – The U.S. Supreme …

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On This Day🌄 May17

Ramadan begins (Islam, 2018)

1521 – English nobleman Edward Stafford, whose father had been beheaded for rebelling against King Richard III, was himself executed for treason against King Henry VIII.

1642 – The Société Notre-Dame de Montréal founded a permanent mission known as Ville-Marie, which eventually grew into the city of Montreal …

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