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The mastery of the turn is the story of how aviation became practical as a means of transportation. It is the story of how the world became small.

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 Today in History - 8/21

  • 959 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik
  • 1321 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
  • 1560 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
  • 1598 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
  • 1673 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English and French fleet
  • 1680 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish
  • 1703 Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II