Sunday, March 31, 2013

History Lesson: 1492

"It’s Easter Sunday, and that means last night we all watched Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments. “Let my people go,” he told pharaoh. We were a little surprised to recall that on this day—March 31—in 1492, Ferdinand II and Isabella I of Spain issued 'The Alhambra Decree,' in which they ordered all the Jews in their kingdom on another exodus." ~Lapham's Quarterly

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