It happened today – this day in history – October 6

1762: British troops occupy Manila, Philippines. 1854: The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths. 1889: The

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It happened today – this day in history – August 17

1585: Antwerp surrenders after an 8-month siege by the Duke of Parma. 1743: The Treaty of Åbo is signed, ending

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It happened today – this day in history – July 4

1415: Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII. 1610: Sigmund III’s Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army defeats

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