KENTUCKY (7/17/13) – SurfKY News would like to share with you what has happened on this day in history.
•Six inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa were executed for being Christians 1833 years ago. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
•English secret service discovered Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I 248 years ago.
•Capt Cook arrived at New Hebrides (Vanuata) 239 years ago.
•Napoleonic Wars: In France, Napoleon surrenders at Rochefort, Charente-Maritime to British forces 198 years ago.
•Spain ceded Florida to the US 192 years ago.
•Congress authorizes paper money 152 years ago.
•IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) was formed in Sweden 100 years ago.
•British Royal family changed its name from Hanover to Windsor 96 years ago.
•John Lennon was ordered to leave US in 60 days 39 years ago.
•Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by five strokes seven years ago.SurfKY News
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