In 1547, the King of Spain sent a coded letter to his ambassador in France. Now, after nearly 500 years, researchers have finally cracked the code and can read the letter. It turns out that the king was worried someone might be trying to kill him.
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News Roundup: Queen Elizabeth II, Chile Constitution, & a Code Coin
In today's news roundup, England's Queen Elizabeth II passes away at age 96, voters in Chile reject a new constitution, and four challenging codes included on a new Australian coin were cracked by a 14-year-old boy in about an hour.
On Friday, New Mexico state senator John Pinto died. Mr. Pinto was one of the last of the Navajo code talkers, a group of Marines who helped the United States send secret messages during World War II.