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 – September 23

63BC: Birth of first Roman emperor Augustus Ceasar in Rome. 1215: Birth of Mongol emperor and founder of the Yuan

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It happened today – this day in history – September 21

19BC: Death of Roman poet Virgil aged 50. 1192: Richard I is captured by Leopold V, Duke of Austria. 1327:

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It happened today – this day in history – July 19

1543: Death of Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of Henry VIII. 1545: Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth;

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It happened today – this day in history – May 11

330: Byzantium becomes the capital of the Roman Empire. 1310: 54 Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France

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