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|1540||Thomas Cromwell is beheaded on Tower Hill in England.|
|1627||Sir George Calvert arrives in Newfoundland to develop his land grant.|
|1637||King Charles of England hands over the American colony of Massachusetts to Sir Fernando Gorges, one of the founders of the Council of New England.|
|1664||Wealthy, non-church members in Massachusetts are given the right to vote.|
|1793||The French garrison at Mainz, Germany, falls to the Prussians.|
|1803||Irish patriots throughout the country rebel against Union with Great Britain.|
|1829||William A. Burt patents his "typographer," an early typewriter.|
|1849||German rebels in Baden capitulate to the Prussians.|
|1863||Bill Andeson and his Confederate Bushwackers gut the railway station at Renick, Missouri.|
|1865||William Booth founds the Salvation Army.|
|1868||The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans.|
|1885||Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer at the age of 63.|
|1894||Japanese troops take over the Korean imperial palace.|
|1903||The Ford Motor Company sells its first automobile, the Model A.|
|1944||Soviet troops take Lublin, Poland as the German army retreats.|
|1962||The Geneva Conference on Laos forbids the United States to invade eastern Laos.|
|1995||Two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, almost simultaneouly discover a comet.|
Unlike cows, which required large amounts of feed and enclosed spaces, pigs could be set loose in forests to eat when food supplies were running low. The pigs, left to fend for themselves in the wild, were much leaner upon slaughter, leading Southerns to use the slow-and-low nature of barbecue to tenderize the meat. And use it they did. During the pre-Civil War years, Southerners ate an average of five pounds of pork for every one pound of cattle. Their dependence on this cheap food supply eventually became a point of patriotism, and Southerners took greater care raising their pigs, refusing to export their meat to the northern states. By this time, however, the relationship between the barbecue and pork had been deeply forged.But Texas is a different story. And barbecue sauce reflects the traditions that immigrants brought from the Old World. Read how these factors came together at Smithsonian's Food and Think blog.
|Archaelogists are hoping to find new artifacts in Xanthos this season [Credit: DHA]|
|The southeast tower of the citadel from the NW [Credit: WikiCommons]|
|Fallen blocks of the southeast tower being lifted to their original positions [Credit: To Vima]|