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 – November 22

1220: Frederick II is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Honorius III. 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds the

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It happened today – this day in history – October 3

52BC: Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar. 42BC: Gaius Cassius, Roman senator and conspirator

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It happened today – this day in history – September 30

1399: Richard II abdicates. 1520: Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan. 1544: Henry VIII pulls

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It happened today – this day in history – September 11

1297: Scottish rebel William Wallace defeats the Engllish at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. 1390: Teutonic Knights begin a five-week

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It happened today – this day in history – August 4

1265: Prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger at the Battle of Evesham. 1306: Wenceslaus III of Bohemia is

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It happened today – this day in history – August 3

1460: Death of King James II of Scotland aged 29. 1492: Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with

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It happened today – this day in history – July 30

762: The city of Baghdad is founded by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur, just north of ancient Baghdad. 1678: English troops land

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It happened today – this day in history – July 25

306: Constantine I is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops. 1261: Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for

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