Today In History
1479 BC - Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).

1184 BC - The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
858 - Nicholas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
1066 - Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed
1185 - Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats imperial fleet
1288 - Jews of Yroyes France are accused of ritual murder
1311 - Gen Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
1364 - Pope Urbabus V names John V van Virneburg as bishop of Utrecht
1524 - Duke of Bourbon drives admiral Bonnivet out of Milan
1547 - Battle of Muhlberg: Emperor Karel V vs ruler Johan F the Brave
1570 - Battles between Spanish troops & followers of sultan Suleiman
1596 - Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
1704 - "Boston News-Letter" 1st successful newspaper in US, forms
1792 - "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
1800 - Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation