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1480

March 16

on Tuesday

The ratification of peace arrived in the night, about 7 (3 a.m.). There were great rejoicings, with bonfires and ringing of bells.

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The moon was waxing crescent that night.

1481

September 18

on Sunday

1 year, 6 months, 6 days later

We heard that Otranto had been regained. There were rejoicings, bonfires, etc.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.
Sunrise in Otranto was at 5:50 AM and sunset was at 5:57 PM.

1484

August 9

on Saturday

2 years, 10 months, 26 days later

We received news of the Peace.(1) There were bonfires and great rejoicings.

(1) The peace between the Venetians and the Lega Santissima (Most Holy League).

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The moon was waning gibbous that night.

1495

February 25

on Monday

10 years, 6 months, 22 days later

25th February. We heard that the King of France had taken Naples, and how he had entered it on the 21st without a blow. The King of Naples took refuge in the Castel dell' Uovo. This news was proclaimed here with great rejoicing, with drums and fifes, and the shops were shut. There were many bonfires and lights(1) on the towers, and other manifestations, to commemorate such a conquest.(2)

(1) These pangeli were pieces of stuff swimming in oil or dipped in grease, and placed in flat round tins.

(2) This is confirmed by a decree of the Signori on this date, which besides commanding the shops to be shut, also orders processions to be made on three successive mornings.

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The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in Naples was at 6:10 AM and sunset was at 6:17 PM.

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