TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.”

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