Events in History for Thursday 17th December 2015

Today’s Significant Events

1398 – Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud’s armies which include elephants
1526 – Pope Clemens VII publishes degree Cum ad zero – forms Inquisition
1538 – Pope Paul III excommunicates England’s King Henry VIII
1788 – Russian army of Grigory Potemkin occupies Ocharov
1986 – Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

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