It happened today – this day in history – July 10

48BC: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania).

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It happened today – this day in history – June 22

168BC: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War. 1377: Richard II

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It happened today – this day in history – March 28

193AD: Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.

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It happened today – this day in history – February 18

1294: Death of Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. 1478: George, Duke of Clarence, is convicted of treason against his older brother

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It happened today – this day in history – January 3

1431: Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon. 1496: Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

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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 – 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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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 – September 20

1187: Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem. 1258: Salisbury Cathedral is inaugurated. 1486: Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry

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It happened today – this day in history – August 19

14AD: Death of first Roman Emperor Augustus aged 75. 1274: Edward I is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey

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