On this day...
1534 - Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, set sail from St. Malo to explore the North American coastline.
1653 - In England, Oliver Cromwell expelled the Long Parliament for trying to pass the Perpetuation Bill that would have kept Parliament in the hands of only a few members.
1657 - English Admiral Robert Blake fought his last battle when he destroyed the Spanish fleet in Santa Cruz Bay.
1689 - The siege of Londonderry began. Supporters of James II attacked the city.
1792 - France declared war on Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia. It was the start of the French Revolutionary wars.
1841 - In Philadelphia, PA, Edgar Allen Poe's first detective story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," was published in Graham's Magazine.
1912 - Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox.
1916 - Sir Roger Casement landed in Ireland to incite rebellion against the British. Casement, a British diplomat, was captured within hours and was hanged for high treason on August 3.
1977 - Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiered.
1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev became the first Soviet head of state to visit South Korea.
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