May 13, 2014 in History


A shipwreck off of Haiti may be that of the Santa Maria, one of the three ships led by Christopher Columbus; the wreck was discovered about 10 years ago, but has only now been tentatively identified in light of Columbus' writings and other evidence

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1992 3 astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the 1st time
1989 Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
1983 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times
1981 Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St. Peter's Square
1952 Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India
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