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If all the bones of all the victims of the Catholic Church could be gathered together, a monument higher than all the pyramids would rise

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 Today in History - 12/1

  • 772 Pope Adrian I elected
  • 1167 Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League
  • 1566 Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva
  • 1626 Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
  • 1640 Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
  • 1641 Mass becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • 1653 An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes