Here we are with another “Today in History” post. I hope these little tidbits of history are both interesting and inspiring.
1482 – “Pentateuch” (Jewish Bible) 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy
1564- The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
1788 A fleet of ships carrying convicts from England lands at Sydney Cove in Australia. The day is since known as Australia’s national day.
1875 Pinkerton agents, hunting Jesse James, kill his 18-year-old half-brother and seriously injure his mother with a bomb.
1880 Born today is Douglas MacArthur, U.S. general in World War I, World War II and Korea.
1924 Petrograd is renamed Leningrad.
1961 – The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, is born
1964 Eighty-four people are arrested in a segregation protest in Atlanta.
1998- President Bill Clinton says “I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”