TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1191, the armies of the Third Cru­sade (1189-92), led by Eng­land’s King Richard I (The Lion­hearted), cap­tured the Syr­ian sea­port of Acre, now lo­cated in north­ern Is­rael.

In 1543, Eng­land’s King Henry VIII mar­ried his sixth and last wife, Cather­ine Parr, who out­lived him.

In 1690, Protes­tant forces led by Wil­liam of Orange de­feated the Ro­man Catholic army of James II at the “Bat­tle of the Boyne” in Ire­land. The vic­tory es­tab­lished Protes­tant dom­i­na­tion in North­ern Ire­land.

In 1750, Que­bec’s first med­i­cal code im­posed a manda­tory exam for doc­tors and set fines for those not qual­i­fied.

In 1776, Cap­tain Cook sailed from Ply­mouth, Eng­land, on a voy­age to Van­cou­ver Is­land.

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