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 Post subject: Today in History May 3rd
Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 03 May 2014 08:32 
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1374 BC - Solar eclipse (2m07s) seen at Ugarit by Mesopotamian astromoners "On the day of the new moon, in the month of Hiyar, the Sun was put to shame, and went down in the daytime, with Mars in attendance."
1494 - Jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it "St Iago"
1845 - 1st black lawyer (Macon B Allen) admitted to bar (Mass)
1863 - Battle of Salem Church, VA
1867 - The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
1926 - British general strike: 3 million workers support miners
1901 - Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida
1938 - Concentration camp at Flossenburg goes into use
1942 - Nazis require Dutch Jews to wear a Jewish star
1942 - Nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Exeter



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