It happened today – this day in history – January 11

1693: The most powerful earthquake in Italian recorded history strikes Sicily and Southern Italy. 1787: Titania and Oberon, moons of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 10

49BC: Julius Caesar defies the Roman Senate and crosses the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war which would lead

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It happened today – this day in history – November 6

1528: Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas. 1796: Death

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It happened today – this day in history – October 22

362: The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire. 1383: A two-year period

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It happened today – this day in history – September 15

921: Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin. 1254: Birth of explorer Marco Polo in

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It happened today – this day in history – September 14

81AD: Dometian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. 1662: The Netherlands and England

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It happened today – this day in history – September 6

1492: Christopher Columbus’ fleet leaves Gomera, one of the Canary Islands. 1620: The Mayflower departs Plymouth with 102 Pilgrims and

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It happened today – this day in history – September 4

1571: Catholic rebellion in Scotland. 1682: Astronomer Edmond Halley observes the comet named after him. 1824: Birth of composer Anton

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It happened today – this day in history – September 2

44BC: Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. 1192: Sultan Saladin and Richard I of

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