TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1630, the belts of the planet Jupiter were first observed.
In 1673, Fathers Marquette and Joliet set out across Lake Michigan to rediscover the Mississippi River and claim for France all the land and water they might discover.
In 1691, theologian Antoine Court was born. The Frenchspeaking Swiss Protestant pastor and occultist initiated the public movement to interpret the Tarot as a repository of timeless esoteric wisdom. His most famous work “The Primitive World, Analyzed and Compared to the Modern World” includes his famous essay on Tarot.
In 1756, the Seven Year’s War began when Britain declared war on France. The war resulted in the British conquest of New France.
In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was founded.
In 1814, Norway’s constitution was signed, providing for a limited monarchy.
In 1855, the city of Charlottetown was incorporated.
In 1861, the first package vacation for a popular market was arranged by Thomas Cook. The Whitsuntide Working Men’s Excursion left London that day for a six-day trip to Paris.
In 1875, the first Kentucky Derby was run at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The winner was “Aristides.”