It happened today – this day in history – December 17

546: The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 1398: Turkic conqueror Tamerlane captures and sacks

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It happened today – this day in history – November 12

1035: Death of King Canute. 1439: Plymouth becomes the first town incorporated by Parliament. 1555: Parliament re-establishes Catholicism. 1661: Scientist

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It happened today – this day in history – January 1

49: Roman emperor Claudius marries his niece Agrippina. 1502: Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro. 1515: Francis I succeeds Louis

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It happened today – this day in history – November 12

1035: Death of King Canute. 1439: Plymouth becomes the first town incorporated by Parliament. 1555: Parliament re-establishes Catholicism. 1661: Scientist

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