The Chronicle

TODAY IN HISTORY

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0394 becomes Theodosius sole ruler of Italy after defeating Eugenius at the Battle of the River Frigidus.

1422 Sultan Murat II ends a vain siege of Constantin­ople.

1522 One of the five ships that set out in Ferdinand Magellan’s trip around the world makes it back to Spain. Only 15 of the original

265 men that set out survived. Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippine­s.

1688 Imperial troops defeat the Turks and take Belgrade, Serbia.

1793 French General Jean Houchard and his 40,000 men begin a three-day battle against an Anglo-Hanoveraia­n army at Hondschoot­e, southwest Belgium, in the wars of the French Revolution.

1847 Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves back into town, to Concord, Massachuse­tts.

1861 Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s forces capture Paducah, Kentucky from Confederat­e forces.

1870 The last British troops to serve in Austria are withdrawn.

1907 The luxury liner Lusitania leaves London for New York on her maiden voyage.

1918 The German Army begins a general retreat across the Aisne, with British troops in pursuit.

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