It happened today – this day in history – March 27

196BC: Ptolemy V becomes Pharaoh of Egypt. 1378: Death of Gregory XI, the last French Pope. 1513: Spanish conquistador Juan

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It happened today – on 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 – on 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 – on 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 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 – on 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 – on this day in history – December 16

1431: Henry VI of England is crowned king of France. 1485: Birth of Catherine of Aragon in Madrid. 1497: Portuguese

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