TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 451,

nearly 600 bish­ops of the Chris­tian church be­gan meet­ing at the Sec­ond Ec­u­meni­cal Coun­cil. Af­ter sev­eral days of de­bate, the Chal­cedo­nian creed, which af­firmed that Christ was both fully divine and hu­man, was adopted.

In 1492,

Christo­pher Colum­bus sighted land on his first voy­age to the New World - an is­land in the Ba­hamas chain, was named San Sal­vador and was claimed in the name of King Fer­di­nand and Queen Is­abella of Spain.

In 1810,

the Ger­man fes­ti­val Ok­to­ber­fest was first held in Mu­nich to cel­e­brate the wed­ding of Bavar­ian Crown Prince Lud­wig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hild­burghausen.

In 1822,

Brazil pro­claimed its in­de­pen­dence.

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