It happened today – this day in history – February 25

138: Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. 1570: Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I for heresy

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It happened today – this day in history – September 8

1157: Birth of Richard the Lionheart in Oxford. 1276: John XXI, the only Portuguese pope is elected. 1380: Moscow’s great

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