Events in History for Sunday 20th December 2015

Today’s Significant Events

1522 – Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.
1606 – Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia
1803 – French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M
1812 – “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm is published
1917 – Cheka formed – Soviet state security force and forerunner to the KGB, under Felix Dzerzhinsky after decree by Lenin

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