It happened today – this day in history – August 30

1146: European leaders outlaw the crossbow, intending to end war for all time. 1751: George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio

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It happened today – this day in history – August 29

1261: Jacques Pantaleon is elected as Pope Urban IV. 1350: The English fleet under Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet

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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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