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Windmill Tilting

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On this day in 1605, the first edition of Don Quixote went on sale in Madrid, Spain. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s story of a half mad half knight is considered the first modern novel, because its style, length, and presentation were unlike anything that came before. It remains one of the best known, and best loved works of all time.

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