It happened today – this day in history – December 4

1123: Death of Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher Omar Khayyám. 1154: Nicholas Breakspear is elected Pope Adrian IV, the

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It happened today – this day in history – November 11

1158: Frederick Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy. 1493: Christopher Columbus discovers the Caribbean island of Saba. 1640: Thomas

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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

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