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It happened today – on this day in history – February 28

1728: Handel’s opera “Siroe, re di Persia” premieres in London. 1749: Henry Fieldings’ novel “Tom Jones” published. 1784: John Wesley

It happened today – on this day in history – February 27

1594: Henry IV is crowned king of France. 1670: Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I. 1678:

It happened today – on this day in history – February 26

1564: Birth of dramatist Christopher Marlowe in Canterbury. 1606: First known European landing in Australia by Dutch navigator Willem Jansz.

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 25

138: Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. 1570: Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I for heresy

Apprenticeship places created in Southend

A new apprenticeship scheme to help young people take their first steps on the career ladder is being launched in Southend.

It happened today – on this day in history – February 24

1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice. 1527: Ferdinand of Austria is crowned as king of Bohemia. 1582:

It happened today – on this day in history – February 23

1633: Birth of diarist Samuel Pepys. 1685: Birth of composer George Frideric Handel in Halle, Germany. 1689: William III is

It happened today – on this day in history – February 22

1512: Death of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. 1630: Native Amerian Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn at Thanksgiving. 1732: Birth of

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