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 Today in History - 5/24

  • 1086 Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
  • 1153 Malcolm IV becomes king of Scotland
  • 1300 King Philip IV occupies Flanders, Earl Gwijde captured
  • 1370 Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV
  • 1487 Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
  • 1626 Peter Minuet buys Manhattan from Indians for trinkets, valued at $24
  • 1653 German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria