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History's Today birthdays
257 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1125 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany
1146 European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time
1363 Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang—are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.
1464 Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II (Paul II)
1481 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Casimir IV
1563 Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled
1574 Guru Ram Das became the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
1590 Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
1645 Dutch & Indians sign peace treaty (New Amsterdam (NY))
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