It happened today – this day in history – March 23

59AD: Death of Roman Empress Agrippina aged 43 – possibly murdered by her son Nero. 1743: Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 28

1728: Handel’s opera “Siroe, re di Persia” premieres in London. 1749: Henry Fieldings’ novel “Tom Jones” published. 1784: John Wesley

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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 – on this day in history – February 23

1633: Birth of diarist Samuel Pepys. 1685: Birth of composer George Frideric Handel in Halle, Germany. 1689: William III is

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 20

1472: Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment. 1547: Edward VI is crowned

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It happened today – this day in history – February 2

1141: King Stephen is captured by forces loyal to Empress Matilda at the Battle of Lincoln. 1349: At least 200

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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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