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Today in History

  • 11 May, 2014
  • Editor

On this day in 330, Constantinople, which was built over the ancient city of Byzantium, was dedicated as the new capital of the Roman Empire.

On this day in 1920, Oxford University decided to award degrees to women.

On this day in 1949, Siam changed its name to Thailand; and Israel was formally admitted to the United Nations by a vote of 37 to 12.

And on this day in 1998, the first euro coin was minted in France. 

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