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Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

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 Today in History - 5/27

  • 1281 Flemish Earl Gwijde Dampierre takes financial responsibility of Brugge
  • 1328 French king Philip VI Valois crowned
  • 1529 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake
  • 1660 Denmark and Sweden sign ceasefire
  • 1679 Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest and imprisonment) passes in UK
  • 1689 Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland
  • 1703 St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great