TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1483, Mar­tin Luther, the Au­gus­tinian monk who be­came the founder and leader of the Ger­man Re­for­ma­tion, was born in Eisleben, Sax­ony.

In 1775, the U.S. Marines were or­ga­nized un­der the au­thor­ity of the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress.

In 1796, Rus­sian Em­press Cather­ine the Great died.

In 1852, Par­lia­ment was dis­solved at Que­bec, ow­ing to an out­break of cholera.

In 1853, the Great Western Rail­way line, run­ning 69 kilo­me­tres from the Ni­a­gara Sus­pen­sion Bridge to Hamil­ton, was opened.

In 1856, a tele­graph line was opened be­tween New­found­land and New York.

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