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Oct 12

October 12: Columbus in the New World

The book by which Columbus sailed: “Ymago Mundi”

Columbus Discovers the New World (1492) It was on this date, Friday, October 12, 1492, that Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy, in September or October 1451, and was reared a Roman Catholic. He became a Portuguese subject and married a Portuguese noblewoman, but had no success in persuading …

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Sep 03

September 3: How Great Was Gregory?

Pope Gregory I

Gregory the Great (Gregory I) Becomes Pope (590) How Great Was He? It was on this date, September 3, 590, that the son of a wealthy patrician named Gordianus, whose name history does not recall, was made Pope in the Roman Catholic Church. He took the name Gregory and is remembered as Pope St. Gregory …

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Apr 14

April 14: First US Abolitionist Society

Christians were more concerned with saving souls than freeing bodies, and in took the rise of Rationalism and Freethought, and the realization that without a social policy they would become irrelevant, before the churches found their voice.

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