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Giuseppe Garibaldi declares himself "Dictator of Sicily"

Giuseppe Garibaldi, detail
05/14/1860
At Salemi, a mountain town above the coast of Sicily, Giuseppe Garibaldi declared himself "Dictator of Sicily" in the name of King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.  At the same time, his 1087 strong force of mostly northern Italians was being reinforced with hundreds of local Sicilians. The following day, the first battle of the invasion was fought at nearby Calatafimi. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
G.M. Trevelyan, Garibaldi and the Thousand, May 1860 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1916), 249.

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