It happened today – 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

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It happened today – this day in history – January 29

1594: Mathematician John Napier predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700. 1728: John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – August 21

1192: Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and de facto ruler of Japan. 1264: Kublai Khan accepts the surrender of

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