It happened today – this day on history – July 18

64: The Great Fire of Rome begins under Emperor Nero. 1290: Edward I orders the expulsion of Jews from England

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It happened today – this day in history – June 7

1099: First crusaders arrive in Jerusalem. 1329: Death of Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland. 1494: Spain and Portugal divide

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It happened today – this day in history – May 8

1348: A ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. 1360: The Treaty of Brétigny

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It happened today – this day in history – March 18

37AD: Caligula (Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) becomes emperor of Rome. 1496: Birth of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1144: Gherardo Caccianemici is elected Pope Lucius II. 1496: Jews

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It happened today – this day in history – March 3

1409: The Austrian civil war ends. 1431: Bishop Gabriele Condulmer is elected as Pope Eugene IV. 1794: First performance of

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It happened today – this day in history – February 24

1208. St Francis of Assisi receives his vocation aged 26 in Portiuncula, Italy. 1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic

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It happened today – this day in history – January 30

1505: English composer Thomas Tallis is born in Kent. 1607: Massive flooding in England destroys around 200 square miles of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 12

1528: Gustav I is crowned King of Sweden. 1723: George Frideric Handel’s opera “Ottone” premieres at the King’s Theatre, London.

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It happened today – this day in history – January 4

46BC: Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina. 87: Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by the Danish

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