It happened today – this day in history – March 23

59AD: Death of Roman Empress Agrippina aged 43 – possibly murdered by her son Nero. 1743: Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – March 20

1413: Death of Henry IV. 1616: Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 19

1227: Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX. 1571: Spanish troops occupy Manila in The Philippines. 1644: 200 members

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It happened today – this day in history – March 18

37AD: Caligula (Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) becomes emperor of Rome. 1496: Birth of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 16

1322: The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence. 1660: The English Long Parliament disbands.

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