It happened today – this day in history – May 7

558: The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul collapses. 1429: The siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 11

1693: The most powerful earthquake in Italian recorded history strikes Sicily and Southern Italy. 1787: Titania and Oberon, moons of

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It happened today – this day in history – December 13

1294: Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months. 1466: Death of artist Donatello aged 80. 1577: Sir

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It happened today – this day in history – September 27

1066: William the Conqueror’s Norman troops set sail for England. 1590: Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen

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It happened today – this day in history – July 23

636: Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire. 1148: Crusaders attack Damascus. 1745: Charles Edward Stuart,

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