Sunday, August 26, 2012

On This Day...

In 1346 at the Battle of Crécy, British longbows triumphed over French crossbows and armoured knights.

In 1429, Joan of Arc made a triumphant entry into Paris.

In 1498, Michelangelo was commissioned to sculpt the Pietà.

In 1743, French chemist Antonie Lavoisier was born.

In 1789, the Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, is approved by the National Assembly in France.

In 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the union.

In 1944, Charles de Gaulle entered Paris.

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