It happened today – this day in history – January 16

550: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege by bribing the Isaurian garrison. 1362: A storm

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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 – 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 – 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 5

771: Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman. 1456: An earthquake strikes

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It happened today – this day in history – November 27

8BC: Roman poet Horace dies aged 56. 1295: Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending

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It happened today – this day in history – November 25

1034: Death of Malcolm II, King of Scots. 1500: Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Christopher Columbus. 1741: Elizabeth

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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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It happened today – this day in history – November 15

1492: Christopher Columbus makes the first recorded reference to tobacco. 1515: Thomas Wolsey is invested as a cardinal. 1532: Pope

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It happened today – this day in history – November 11

1158: Frederick Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy. 1493: Christopher Columbus discovers the Caribbean island of Saba. 1640: Thomas

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