Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

This Week in History: 8/24 - 8/29

Time for your weekly history lesson! 

What happened this week in history? Do you know?

8/24/1456: The Gutenberg Bible printing is completed.

8/25/1814:  The Library of Congress is destroyed by the British (which contained 3000 books)

8/26/1549: John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, defeats rebels and ends "John Kett's Rebellion" near Norwich, in what is now known as the Battle of Dussingdale.

8/27/1784: The first fire balloon ascent in Britain was made by James Tytler, in Edinburgh. 

8/28/1892: Fire breaks out at the NYC Metropolitan Opera House. 

8/29/1640: A peace treaty is signed between the English King Charles I and Scotland. 

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