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Sinclair Dates: April 12.
In 1700: Darien II abandoned, The Colony is abandoned for the second
time. Pimienta takes possession of it. The Hope of Bo'ness sails to
Carthagena. Her master surrenders the ship to the Spanish.
In 1567: George is Foreman, George 4th Earl Caithness is foreman
of the Jury at the trial that acquitted James, Earl of Bothwell,
for the murder of Lord Darnley. Darnley then married Mary Queen of
In 1229: Albigensians, From 1208 until this date a Crusade was held in
the southwest corner of France (Languedoc or Provence) against a
people who called themselves Christians. Others called them
Albigensians after their town of Albi, or Cathars. Their crime was
a heretical interpretation of the religion and too much political
power, in the person of Raymond VI of Toulouse (1194-1212), who on the
onset of the crusade declared himself Catholic and tried to lead it,
but later fought for the Cathars.
Tomorrow: April 13.
In 1204: Crusaders take Constantinople., and keep it for 50 years.
In 862: Donald I d., King of Scots dies. .
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