On This Day: October 15th:

October 15th:

1815- Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile

1993- Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1520- King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

1674- Torsåker witch trials begin, largest witch trials in Sweden, 71 beheaded and burned

1789- 1st US presidential tour by George Washington in New England

1816- Lord Byron views the love letters of Lucrezia Borgia and poet Pietro Bembo in Milan and declares them “the prettiest love letters in the world”

1842- Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung

1881- 1st American fishing magazine, “American Angler” published

1883- US Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional

1894- Captain Alfred Dreyfus arrested and accused of espionage in France

1917- Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

1933- 20th Amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect: President term begins in January not March

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