Events in History for Tuesday 20th October 2015

Historical Events on this Day in History

1097 – 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch (First Crusade)
1603 – Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
1803 – US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase
1864 – US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday
1955 – Publication of “The Return of the King”, the 3rd and final volume of “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London

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