It happened today – this day in history – May 5

1260: Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494: Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at

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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. 1496: Jews are expelled from Syria. 1507: Death of Cesare

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 3

1409: The Austrian civil war ends. 1794: First performance of Joseph Haydn’s 101st Symphony in D. 1815: The US declares

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 24

1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice. 1527: Ferdinand of Austria is crowned as king of Bohemia. 1582:

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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 4

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

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It happened today – this day in history – January 2

17: Death of the Roman poet Ovid. 1570: Ivan the Terrible’s march to Novgorod begins. 1757: British troops occupy Calcutta.

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