It happened today – this day in history – October 8

1075: Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia. 1690: Ottoman troops capture Belgrade. 1769: Captain James Cook lands in Poverty

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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 – February 12

1502: Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon on his second voyage to India. 1554: Queen of England for nine

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It happened today – this day in history – January 26

1340: England’s Edward III is proclaimed king of France. 1531: An earthquake hits Lisbon, killing 30,000. 1564: The Council of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 7

1536:Catherine of Aragon dies aged 50. 1558: Calais, the last English possession in France, is retaken by the French. 1598:

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