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

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 17

546: The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 1398: Turkic conqueror Tamerlane captures and sacks

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 1

800: Charlemagne judges accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican. 1420: Henry V of England enters Paris. 1640: Portugal

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It happened today – this day in history – November 15

1492: Christopher Columbus makes the first recorded reference to tobacco. 1515: Thomas Wolsey is invested as a cardinal. 1532: Pope

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It happened today – this day in history – November 12

1035: Death of King Canute. 1439: Plymouth becomes the first town incorporated by Parliament. 1555: Parliament re-establishes Catholicism. 1661: Scientist

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