It happened today – this day in history – March 23

59AD: Death of Roman Empress Agrippina aged 43 – possibly murdered by her son Nero. 1743: Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – September 26

46BC: Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix 1181: Birth of St Francis of Assisi. 1396:

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It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

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It happened today – this day in history – July 21

365: An earthquake in Crete followed by a tsunami around the eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria. 1403: Henry IV defeats

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It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

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It happened today – this day in history – July 21

365: An earthquake in Crete followed by a tsunami around the eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria. 1403: Henry IV defeats

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