It happened today – on this day in history – February 16

600: Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying “God bless You” is the correct response to a sneeze. 1641: Charles I

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 25

352: The first definite date Christmas was celebrated on this day. 597: England adopts the Julian calendar. 800: Pope Leo

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It happened today – this day in history – October 22

362: The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire. 1383: A two-year period

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It happened today – this day in history – October 21

1520: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become the first Europeans to sail into the Pacific

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It happened today – this day in history – August 24

79: Mt Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii and Herculaneum, killing 15,000. 410: Rome is overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 16

600: Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying “God bless You” is the correct response to a sneeze. 1646: Battle of

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