Sunday, October 9, 2011

This Day in History: October 9

-King Louis XII and Mary Tudor marry, 1514

-The Collegiate College of Connecticut, later renamed Yale University, is chartered in Old Saybrook, CT, 1701

-Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica, 1824

-The Washington Memorial officially opens to the general public, 1888

-John Lennon, British musician/songwriter and member of The Beatles, is born, 1940

-The Khmer Republic is established in Cambodia, 1970

-Holiday: Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland & Norway)

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