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He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

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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