Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 10th

1419: John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, is assassinated... so it turns out he probably should have been a little more afraid.

1608: John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.... an astounding feat since in 1608, the name "John Smith" was considered to be a bit "ethnic."

1813: The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie. But the British thought they had won when they realized they could actually leave.


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