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The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church

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 Today in History - 7/31

  • 432 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 768 [Philip] begins and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 904 Saraceens hijacker Leo van Tripoli occupies and plunders Thessalonica
  • 1291 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
  • 1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
  • 1588 English fleet beats Spanish Armada
  • 1620 Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America