It happened today – this day in history – September 27

1066: William the Conqueror’s Norman troops set sail for England. 1590: Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen

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It happened today – this day in history – September 26

1181: Birth of St Francis of Assisi. 1396: Sultan Bajezid I beheads hundreds of crusaders. 1580: Francis Drake completes his

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It happened today – this day in history – September 25

1066: The English army under Harold II defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold’s brother Tostig, who

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It happened today – this day in history – September 24

1493: Christopher Columbus embarks on his second expedition to the New World. 1529: Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his Ottoman

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It happened today – this day in history – September 23

63BC: Birth of first Roman emperor Augustus Ceasar in Rome. 1215: Birth of Mongol emperor and founder of the Yuan

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It happened today – this day in history – September 22

66: Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica. 1499: Switzerland becomes an independent state. 1515: Anne of Cleves, fourth wife

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It happened today – this day in history – September 21

19BC: Death of Roman poet Virgil aged 50. 1192: Richard I is captured by Leopold V, Duke of Austria. 1327:

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It happened today – this day in history – September 20

1187: Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem. 1258: Salisbury Cathedral is inaugurated. 1486: Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry

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It happened today – this day in history – September 19

1356: English forces under Edward The Black Prince defeat the French at the Battle of Poitiers and capture the French

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It happened today – this day in history – September 18

1180: Death of Louis VII, King of France. 1544: Henry VIII’s troops occupy Boulogne. 1709: Birth of lexicographer Samuel Johnson

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