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Like today, October 2, 2021

Like today, October 2, 2021


1187: Saladin (Salah an-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub) occupies Jerusalem after 88 years of crusader rule. 1535: French explorer Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal in Quebec. 1540: The Treaty of Venice is signed with French mediation, ending the third Venetian-Turkish war. Venice is forced to leave at the mercy of the Turks the Northern Sporades, Astypalea, Aegina, Nafplio and Monemvasia. 1814: Spanish Royal Regiments defeat Bernardo O’Higgins’s revolutionary Chilean forces at the Battle of Rancagua. 1828: The French Expeditionary Force expels Ibrahim’s last Turkish-Egyptian troops from the Peloponnese. 1836: Charles Darwin returns to England after a five-year journey in search of evidence that helped him formulate the theory of natural selection. 1912: The Cretan deputies are accepted by the Greek Parliament, after many months of effort to participate in its work, in order to accelerate the union of the island with Greece. 1914: Spyros Spyromilios declares the autonomy of the Northern Epirus. 1919: The French Parliament ratifies the Treaty of Versailles. 1924: The […]