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328 Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.
1092 Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
1450 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
1502 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his fourth and final journey to the New World.
1671 Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
1726 Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
1864 Second War of Schleswig: The Danish navy defeats the Austrian and Prussian fleets in the Battle of Heligoland.
1868 The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded. ...more