It happened today – this day in history – April 24

1731: Death of novelist Daniel Defoe. 1801: First performance of Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “Die Jahreszeiten”. 1872: Mt Vesuvius erupts in

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It happened today – this day in history – March 27

196BC: Ptolemy V becomes Pharaoh of Egypt. 1309: Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population. 1378: Death of

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It happened today – this day in history – March 19

1227: Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX. 1571: Spanish troops occupy Manila in The Philippines. 1644: 200 members

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It happened today – this day in history – March 3

1409: The Austrian civil war ends. 1431: Bishop Gabriele Condulmer is elected as Pope Eugene IV. 1794: First performance of

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It happened today – 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 – this day in history – February 10

1098: Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch. 1355: The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, leaving

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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 – March 27

196BC: Ptolemy V becomes Pharaoh of Egypt. 1378: Death of Gregory XI, the last French Pope. 1513: Spanish conquistador Juan

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It happened today – this day in history – March 19

1227: Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX. 1571: Spanish troops occupy Manila in The Philippines. 1644: 200 members

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 3

1409: The Austrian civil war ends. 1794: First performance of Joseph Haydn’s 101st Symphony in D. 1815: The US declares

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