Today in History - December 5

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Today in History - December 5

Wednesday, Dec 5 2012 by kjfitz
771 – Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.

Statue of Charlemagne

1492 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Christopher Columbus statue


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