It happened today – this day in history – April 19

1713: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction, decreeing that Habsburg possessions can be inherited by a daughter.

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It happened today – this day in history – April 18

1480: Birth of Lucretia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI. 1506: The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is

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It happened today – this day in history – November 16

42AD: Birth of Tiberius, second emperor of the Roman Empire 1272: Henry III dies aged 65. 1380: French King Charles

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It happened today – this day in history – September 26

46BC: Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix 1181: Birth of St Francis of Assisi. 1396:

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It happened today – this day in history – April 19

1770: Captain James Cook first sights Australia. 1775: The American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. 1824: Death of Lord Byron

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It happened today – this day in history – November 16

42AD: Birth of Tiberius, second emperor of the Roman Empire 1272: Henry III dies aged 65. 1380: French King Charles

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