TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1521, Pope Leo X gave Henry Viii of eng­land the ti­tle “Fidei de­fen­sor,” or de­fender of the Faith. thirteen years later, Henry sev­ered all ties with rome to es­tab­lish the Church of eng­land.

In 1776, the first naval bat­tle of Lake Cham­plain was fought dur­ing the amer­i­can revo­lu­tion. amer­i­can forces un­der Brig.-gen. Bene­dict arnold suf­fered heavy losses but man­aged to stall Bri­tish forces led by Guy Car­leton.

In 1797, Bri­tish forces de­feated the dutch at the bat­tle of Cam­per­down.

In 1809, just over three years after the fa­mous Lewis and Clark ex­pe­di­tion ended, meri­wether Lewis was found dead in a ten­nessee inn, an ap­par­ent sui­cide. He was 35.

In 1811, in­ven­tor John stevens put into op­er­a­tion the first steam ferry line in the world, run­ning be­tween New York City and Hobo­ken, N.J.

In 1868, amer­i­can in­ven­tor thomas edi­son patented an elec­tric vot­ing ma­chine.

In 1869, the red river re­bel­lion be­gan when a group led by adam Clark webb at­tempted to sur­vey a field be­long­ing to an­dre Nault, a metis, at st. Vi­tal, man. about 20 metis led by Louis riel pre­vented the work and forced webb to leave, an act which sparked con­fronta­tions be­tween riel and the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment.

In 1881, david Hen­der­son Hous­ton patented the first roll film for cam­eras. In 1899, the Boer war be­gan. In 1900, win­ston Churchill was first elected to the Bri­tish House of Com­mons.

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