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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It happened today – this day in history – September 3

301: San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is

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