Time for your weekly history lesson!
What happened this week in history?
September 14, 1716: First light house in the colonies is lit in Boston
September 15, 1514: Thomas Wolsey was appointed the Archbishop of York under the reign of Henry VIII.
September 16, 1701: The Jacobite claimant to the throne, James Francis Edward Stuart, the "Old Pretender", declares himself King of England and Scotland.
September 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman escapes slavery for the first time with her two brothers in Maryland.
September 18, 1809: Royal Opera House opens in London after being rebuilt.
September 19, 1676: Rebels under the leadership of Nathaniel Bacon set fires in Jamestown, VA that burned the colony to the ground.
September 20, 1519: Ferdinand Magellan sets in an effort to circumvent the globe.