It happened today – this day in history – July 31

54BC: Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar, dies at 66. 30BC: Marc Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian at

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It happened today – this day in history – January 8

871: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great defeat the invading Danish army at the Battle of

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It happened today – this day in history – December 14

872: John VIII elected as Catholic Pope. 1476: Vlad III Dracula dies in battle aged 45. 1503: Birth of astrologer

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It happened today – this day in history – September 9

1087: Death of William The Conqueror aged 59. 1513: The English defeat James IV of Scotland at the Battle of

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