It happened today – this day in history – May 21

120BC: Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar is born in Rome. 1216: French crown prince Louis enters England, having been

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It happened today – this day in history – December 23

1620: French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII. 1672: Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn. 1688: James

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It happened today – this day in history – July 10

48BC: Julius Ceasar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania).

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It happened today – this day in history – June 11

1144: Basilica of St Denis is dedicated near Paris, the first fully Gothic church. 1345: Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of

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It happened today – this day in history – November 19

1274: The Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated;. A typhoon

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