Today in history

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On July 15 in …

484 BC –- The Temple of Castor and Pollux is dedicated in ancient Rome. During the days of the Republic, it will be used as the site of Senate meetings. During the Imperial period, it will be used for such things as housing the government treasury.

1799 –- The Rosetta Stone, which eventually will be used to decipher ancient lost languages, is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.

1834 –- The Spanish Inquisition is officially disbanded after nearly 356 years.

1870 –- Georgia becomes the last of the former breakaway Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.

2006 –- Twitter is launched, and quickly will become one of the largest social media platforms in the world.


 

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