It happened today – on this day in history – February 20

1472: Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment. 1547: Edward VI is crowned

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 15

399BC: Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of

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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 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 – September 10

1547: The English demand that Edward VI, aged 10, marry Mary, Queen of Scots (5). 1659: Birth of English composer

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