TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 354, African the­olo­gian Au­gus­tine, Bishop of Hippo, was born in Nu­midia, now Al­ge­ria. Au­gus­tine wrote many works that had a dom­i­nant in­flu­ence on later Western Chris­tian the­ol­ogy.

In 1637, Sir David Kirk was made co-pro­pri­etor and gov­er­nor gen­eral of New­found­land by King Charles I. Kirk, a pri­va­teer, had cap­tured Que­bec from the French in 1629.

In 1705, slaves in New France were de­clared ‘move­able prop­erty’. In 1775, Amer­i­can revo­lu­tion­ary forces led by Gen­eral Richard Mont­gomery cap­tured Mon­treal af­ter Gov. Gen.Guy Car­leton sur­ren­dered the city.

In 1789, Ben­jamin Franklin wrote in a let­ter to a friend, “In this world, noth­ing can be said to be cer­tain, ex­cept death and taxes.”

In 1794, U.S. Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton sent an army into western Penn­syl­va­nia to put down the Whiskey Re­bel­lion, which was pro­voked by an ex­cise tax in 1791.

In 1805, Vi­en­nese butcher Jo­hann Lah­ner in­vented a new sausage -- he called it a frank­furter.

In 1833, the sci­en­tific study of me­te­ors be­gan when more than 200,000 shoot­ing stars were sighted over east­ern North Amer­ica. The spec­ta­cle prompted many to be­lieve the world was com­ing to an end.

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