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Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

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 Today in History - 5/28

  • 640 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)
  • 1037 German emperor Koenraad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis"
  • 1156 Battle at Brindisi: King Willem of Sicily beats Byzantine fleet
  • 1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia
  • 1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising
  • 1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with German emperor Charles V
  • 1533 England's archbishop voids King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's marriage