Today’s Significant Events
211 Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.
960 The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating three centuries of Song Dynasty dominance
1789 1st US electoral college chooses Washington & Adams as President and Vice-President
1859 The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
1865 Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of Confederate forces
1969 The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO
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