It happened today – this day in history – October 8

1075: Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia. 1690: Ottoman troops capture Belgrade. 1769: Captain James Cook lands in Poverty

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It happened today – this day in history – October 3

52BC: Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar. 42BC: Gaius Cassius, Roman senator and conspirator

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It happened today – this day in history – August 25

1482: Death of Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI aged 52. 1530: Birth of Ivan the Terrible, first tsar

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It happened today – this day in history – July 30

762: The city of Baghdad is founded by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur, just north of ancient Baghdad. 1678: English troops land

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It happened today – this day in history – July 13

1174: William I of Scotland, key rebel in the revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to

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It happened today – this day in history – July 11

1274: Birth of Robert the Bruce in Scotland. 1533: Pope Clement VII excommunicates Henry VIII. 1576: Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.

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