Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Today in history...

1607 - Jamestown, Virginia, is settled as an English colony.
1619 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason.
1787 - Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England with eleven ships full of convicts to establish a penal colony in Australia.
1830 - Ecuador gains its independence.
1846 - Mexican-American War: The United States declares war on Mexico.

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