Tuesday, May 4, 2010

On May 4, 1471, in merry ole England, the Yorkists defeated the Landcastrians at the battle of Tewkesbury in the War of the Roses. In 1493, Alexander VI divided the non-Christian world between Spain and Portugal and in 1626 Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on Manhattan Island. Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and buttons.

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