It happened today – this day in history – December 24

563: The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes. 1167:

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It happened today – this day in history – November 29

1530: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, advisor to Henry VIII, dies just before facing trial for treason. 1643: Composer Claudio Monteverdi dies

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It happened today – this day in history – November 28

1291: Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, dies in Northants. 1499: Edward Plantagenet, 17th Count of Warwick and Plantagenet

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It happened today – this day in history September 12

1217: French prince Louis and English King Henry III sign a peace treaty. 1624: The first submarine is publicly tested

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It happened today – this day in history – September 1

1482: Tatars plunder Kiev, Ukraine. 1535: French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal). 1557: Death of Jacques Cartier aged 65.

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