TODAY IN HISTORY
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.