It happened today – this day in history – October 21

1520: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become the first Europeans to sail into the Pacific

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It happened today – this day in history – October 11

1138: An earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000. 1521: Pope Leo X titles Henry VIII “Defender of the

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It happened today – this day in history – September 15

921: Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin. 1254: Birth of explorer Marco Polo in

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It happened today – this day in history – August 15

1248: Construction of Cologne Cathedral begins. 1519: Panama City is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. 1548: Mary, Queen

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It happened today – this day in history – June 5

70AD: Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem. 1625: Death of composer Orlando Gibbons. 1661: Isaac

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It happened today – this day in history – May 31

1279BC: Ramesses II becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 1495: Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III, dies aged

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It happened today – this day in history – March 13

1639: Cambridge College, Massachusetts, is renamed Harvard. 1781: William Herschel sees what he thinks is a comet but is actually

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It happened today – this day in history – January 10

49BC: Julius Caesar defies the Roman Senate and crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war which would lead

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