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June 25, 1788: Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify U.S. constitution
September 3, 1849: California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey
April 12, 1964: 28th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276
May 6, 1987: PTL's Jim Bakker and Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God
September 4, 1911: Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)

Events That Made History Today - January 17

1501 - Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna
1536 - Francois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III
1562 - Edict of St. Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
1584 - Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
1595 - French king Henri IV declares war on Spain
View All Events That Made History on January 17 ~ Born on January 17

Events That Made History Tomorrow - January 18

336 - Saint Mark elected Catholic Pope
350 - General Maxentius drives out Western Roman emperor Constans
532 - Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die
1307 - German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia
1478 - Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
View All Events That Made History on January 18 ~ Born on January 18

Events That Made History Yesterday - January 16

1219 - Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1325 - Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1493 - Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 - English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 - Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
View All Events That Made History on January 16 ~ Born on January 16

1154 - The Year That Was

April 23: Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
December 19: King Henry II of England crowned

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