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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Thursday June 11th 2015: On this day in History

Thursday June 11th 2015

Ancient History 
- significant and historical events - 3 events
 anything before 1200
1. 1134BC: Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
2. 631: Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk to persuade release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women.
3. 758: Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.

Modern History - 3 events
 anything from 1200-50 years from now
1. 1776: Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas JeffersonJohn AdamsBenjamin FranklinRoger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence
2.  1891: Puerto Rican flag adopted
3. 1963: US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

anything from 50 years of the date of blog
1. 1987:  Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd consecutive term
2. 1992:  Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
3. 2004: Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral.
 Now let us think abut this, 
all of what is listed in this blog happened on the same day in history - just a different year ???
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Time of entry of this blog 7.30 8th June 2015

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