It happened today – this day in history – March 27

196BC: Ptolemy V becomes Pharaoh of Egypt. 1309: Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population. 1378: Death of

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It happened today – this day in history – March 4

1193: Death of Saladin, first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. 1522: Anne Boleyn

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It happened today – this day in history – March 1

1445: Birth of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. 1565: Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro,

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It happened today – this day in history – February 26

1564: Birth of dramatist Christopher Marlowe in Canterbury. 1606: First known European landing in Australia by Dutch navigator Willem Jansz.

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It happened today – this day in history – February 7

1238: The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir. 1301: Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes the first English

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It happened today – this day in history – February 6

1189: Riots in Norfolk spread to Norwich. 1665: Queen Anne (Stuart) is born in St James’ Palace. 1685: The Duke

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It happened today – this day in history – February 5

1488: Roman Catholic German Emperor Maximilian I is captured in Belgium. 1597: A group of early Japanese Christians, known as

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It happened today – this day in history – December 25

352: The first definite date Christmas was celebrated on this day. 597: England adopts the Julian calendar. 800: Pope Leo

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It happened today – this day in history – December 21

1117: Archbishop of Centerbury Thomas Becket is born in London. 1804: Benjamin Disraeli is born in London. 1844: The Rochdale

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It happened today – this day in history – September 19

1356: English forces under Edward The Black Prince defeat the French at the Battle of Poitiers and capture the French

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