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July 25, 1861: Washington D.C. - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union and uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery
April 11, 1999: 63rd Golf Masters Championship:
October 1, 1837: "Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
October 29, 1939: Golden Gate International Exposition closes (1st closure)
January 29, 1948: Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players

Events That Made History Today - November 18

794 - Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto
1105 - Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I
1210 - Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV
1307 - William Tell shoots apple off his son's head
1421 - Holland/Zealand dikes break in storm, 1000s killed
View All Events That Made History on November 18 ~ Born on November 18

Events That Made History Tomorrow - November 19

461 - St. Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
498 - Anastasius II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
615 - Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV
1302 - Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree "Unam sanctam"
1367 - League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
View All Events That Made History on November 19 ~ Born on November 19

Events That Made History Yesterday - November 17

1278 - 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins
1511 - England and Spain sign anti-French covenant
1555 - William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
1558 - Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary
1734 - John Zenger, arrested for libel against New York col gov; later acquitted
View All Events That Made History on November 17 ~ Born on November 17

101 - The Year That Was

50: Roman emperor Trajan starts an expedition against Dacia, exceeding the limits of the Empire set by Augustus.
50: Epictetus writes and publishes The Discourses.
50: The Tibetans introduce their Buddhist Religion into Indonesia.
50: Plutarch writes his Parallel Lives of Famous Men containing fifty biographies, of which 46 are presented as pairs comparing Greek and Roman celebrities--for example Theseus and Romulus, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Demosthenes and Cicero.

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