Today’s Significant Events
380 – Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
1639 – 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree – helped establish size of the Solar System
1642 – Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
1859 – Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”
1950 – UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
1954 – France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
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