Saturday, August 10, 2019

On This Day in History

August 10, 2019

Historical Events

610  In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammad began to receive the Qur'an
1497  John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"
1675  King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London
1846  US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world's largest museum and research complex
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