363 Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death.
1046 Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
1496 English King Henry VII hands John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands
1770 Boston Massacre (or the Incident on King Street ), British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings
1946 Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe
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