Ephemeris of December 20

Ephemeris of December 20

1860: Following the election of Lincoln, the Caroline from the south secedes from the United States.

1848: Elected on December 11 as President of the Republic with 74% of the vote, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte takes an oath before the National Assembly, and swears to remain faithful to the Republic.

1522: Ottoman soldiers led by Soliman II said the Magnificent, take the fortress of Rhodes after five months of siege.



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