Thursday, September 16, 2010

On This Day...September 16

1400 - Welsh-born Owain Glyndwr was proclaimed Prince of Wales after rebelling against English rule.

1620 - The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers on board.

1630 - The village of Shawmut, Massachusetts, changed its name to Boston.

1638 - French King Louis XIV was born.

1976 - Women gained formal approval from the Episcopal Church to be ordained as priests and bishops.

1988 - Tom Browning pitched the 12th perfect game in major league baseball.

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