It happened today – this day in history – February 9

1540: The first recorded race meet in England at Roodee Fields, Chester. 1554: Sir Thomas Wyatt is is defeated and

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It happened today – this day in history – February 7

1238: The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir. 1301: Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes the first English

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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 1

49: Roman emperor Claudius marries his niece Agrippina. 1502: Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro. 1515: Francis I succeeds Louis

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It happened today – this day in history – December 16

1431: Henry VI of England is crowned king of France. 1485: Birth of Catherine of Aragon in Madrid. 1497: Portuguese

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It happened today – this day in history – September 30

1399: Richard II abdicates. 1520: Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan. 1544: Henry VIII pulls

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It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

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It happened today – this day in history – July 7

1307: Edward I dies aged 68. He is succeeded by his son Edward II. 1456: A retrial verdict acquits Joan

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