It happened today – this day in history – January 24

41: Claudius becomes Roman Emperor on the assassination of his nephew Caligula by the Praetorian Guard. 1121: Henry I marries

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It happened today – this day in history – January 14

1690: The clarinet is invented in Nürnberg, Germany. 1724: King Philip V abdicates the Spanish throne. 1742: Astronomer Edmond Halley

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It happened today – this day in history – January 13

1099: Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria. 1404: The Act of Multipliers is passed by Parliament forbidding alchemists to use

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 26

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 22

1688: James II supporter the Earl of Danby occupies York. 1689: An earthquake strikes Innsbruck, Austria. 1790: The supposedly impenetrable

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 1

800: Charlemagne judges accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican. 1420: Henry V of England enters Paris. 1640: Portugal

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It happened today – this day in history – November 28

1499: Edward Plantagenet, 17th Count of Warwick and Plantagenet heir, is beheaded for treason aged 24. 1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand

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