It happened today – this day in history – February 25

138: Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. 1570: Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I for heresy

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It happened today – this day in history – February 3

1377: Mass execution of population (between 2,500 and 5,000) of Cesena, Italy, by Breton troops of Giovanni Acuto under the

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It happened today – this day in history – February 2

1141: King Stephen is captured by forces loyal to Empress Matilda at the Battle of Lincoln. 1349: At least 200

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It happened today – this day in history – January 22

871: The Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex at the Battle of Basing. 1371: King Robert II of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 20

1265: The first English Parliament summoned other than by royal command (by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) meets in

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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 15

70BC: Birth of Roman poet Virgil. 1501: Heir to the throne and older brother of Henry VIII, Prince Arthur, marries

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It happened today – this day in history – February 2

1141: King Stephen is captured by forces loyal to Empress Matilda at the Battle of Lincoln. 1349: At least 200

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