It happened today – this day in history – January 9

1493: First sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus. 1570: Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod. 1718: France declares

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It happened today – this day in history – August 15

1248: Construction of Cologne Cathedral begins. 1519: Panama City is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. 1548: Mary, Queen

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