TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1096, the Jews of Worms, in present-day Ger­many, were mas­sa­cred by Chris­tian Cru­saders on their way to the Holy Land.

In 1281, af­ter 100 years of Chris­tian oc­cu­pa­tion, Mus­lim forces be­sieged the Cru­sader city of Acre for 33 days. It ended with the storm­ing of the city and the mas­sacre or en­slave­ment of 60,000 Chris­tians.

In 1504, Michelan­gelo’s statue of David was erected in Florence.

In 1642, the city of Mon­treal was founded by Sieur de Maison­neuve. The site had been set­tled by Jac­ques Cartier in 1535 and later by Sa­muel de Cham­plain, but nei­ther set­tle­ment sur­vived.

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